June 19, 2011

Let Me Fly (A Poem)

by Amondo Duckworth (author's profile)


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Let Me Fly
(a poem)

—ve opened my eyes to a call—Something I despise
—uilt on lies and ties that bind the hands of time
—don't mind telling the world that on the outside
—m smiling, but on the inside I'm crying, slowly dying
—oping that they let me fly.

—ave you ever spent time wondering who you are
—asing a dream and wishing on a star
—oping that a voice would send you a form
—f salvation from afar or a whisper of love
—make you feel good about who you are
—call that would send your heart soaring high
—creaming out let me fly.

—cell door closing, cell door opening
—officers tripping, doing what they want
—uffering no consequences, some deserve
—o be incarcerated behind these prison fences
—ut no one's willing to listen because the
—orld sees you as nobody when you're in prison
—ou're close to no longer living but you have
—ne decision to remain sane if you choose to
—are disrespect and despair in the eye—
Scream let me fly.


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RachaelStone Posted 7 years, 4 months ago. ✓ Mailed 7 years, 3 months ago   Favorite
Beautiful poem, with beautiful words :-)

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