Trapped

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solana
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Trapped

Post by solana » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:56 am

this is something i wrote back in high school. it accompanied a series of photos i took for a photography class. i'm no longer trapped. at least not physically. but a lot of the feelings are still there.

Trapped

When all is dark and lonely
And there's no way to escape
Thoughts of freedom are pondered
Or is it too late?

Stuck inside this prison cell
Disguised as a home
It is an illusion of happiness
But let the truth be known

Underneath the polished siding
Lies a dungeon cold and dark
There's no place left for hiding
From the watchful eyes of the shark

It hunts down its prey
Just as graceful as can be
In the middle of the day
Yet no one can see

For the dungeon is isolated
Far from civilization
The victims are haunted
From years of devastation

Even after all is dead and gone
The voices can still be heard
Screeching through the once-locked cage doors
Still locked inside the mind
There is no way out
No destiny to find

As lifeless bodies flow
Through waters so purled
Mouths are left agape
Trapped in this world
With no way to escape
"This is not the end of me; this is the beginning." -Christina Perri

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Re: Trapped

Post by Harbor » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:01 am

solana, that was very moving. You gave words to feelings that others may be experiencing but have been unable to express.

I am glad you are no longer physically trapped, but I understand that the feelings evoked here are still present - which is perhaps more to the point.
"'Safe Harbor' is a state of mind... it's the place - in reality or metaphor - to which one goes in times of trouble or worry. It can be a friendship, marriage, church, garden, beach, poem, prayer, or song." -Luanne Rice

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Re: Trapped

Post by there » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:12 pm

Thank you,
solana,
it's amazing how you expressed the trapped feelings in these lines you wrote when you were in high school
"Love yourself, for no one can be closer or spend more time with you...Remain aware, for you are now new." Corita Kent, artist

"I used to be abused. Now I'm just amused."

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