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Confusion - May 25th 2020, 09:58 PM

Why is it that every time
I try to talk about it
My body shakes uncontrollably?
Like it is remembering
What it feels like to be in chains.
Perhaps my body protects my mind
Warding off the stories too painful to acknowledge.

Where the metal chains used to be, now faded marks
Why do I feel so bare?
Like something is missing; empty
Why do I want to engrave metal into my skin?
Like I want the chains to come back; to recreate

I was fighting so hard, so long
I got what I wanted; to break free
Part of me misses life behind bars;
Shackled yet safe in the familiar.

Part of me never truly left.
And is now lost between two worlds;
the past and the present
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Re: Confusion - May 26th 2020, 03:54 AM

This is really powerful and emotional, well done!

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Re: Confusion - May 26th 2020, 06:17 PM

This was lovely, thank you for sharing with us. Hugs

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Re: Confusion - May 26th 2020, 09:12 PM

I love the use of metaphors (chains and shackles) in this to represent the trapped past. Thanks for sharing this

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Re: Confusion - May 30th 2020, 11:25 AM

This was such a powerful piece of writing.

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Re: Confusion - June 8th 2020, 11:11 AM

Thank you! I have not been able to write complete poems lately. I sometimes jot down ideas but I am often lost for words. So it is meaningful to me that I wrote this.
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