Am I avoiding the issue by avoiding the pain?

Is it really my fault? Am I truly insane?

They say there’s a child inside us all

I think I can see her so sad and so small

She’s hiding and fearful, won’t come out no way

to stay down inside where it’s safe and there’s others

to protect her from rapists and fathers and mothers

the other have warned her it’s dangerous outside

there’s tears and there’s anger she’d much rather hide

So, I do what I have to to keep her from harm

Way down in my soul all covered and warm

I’ll let her stay in there; I’m stronger than she

I’m outside and empty, while she’s really me

Author Unknown