Look at you

Hiding in the safety of your home. 

Guarding all the charm you hold from curious eyes

Locked away inside four hollow walls. 

The fear eats at you

Tearing away all that you are

Flesh by flesh 

It devours you until it becomes you.

It's been years since I've had the pleasure of laughing beside you. 

My soul misses yours. 

This isn't protecting yourself

This is Insanity.

Can't you see that her fate is not your fate

What she was is not what you are.

You have the tools to break through the bondage holding you back.

In this struggle you are not alone.

Avert your eyes from the evil that lurks in the corners of your mind.

My arms are open in advance

Now learn again

Let yourself thrive outside of gripping panic.

You deserve so much to live 

Take a step beyond your front door 

Have this moment to yourself 

Just breathe. 


----​​Written For D.V.

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John Marks

Sun 27th Sep 2020 11:22

It is a form of bondage - we must break our own bounds.

“The optimist builds himself safe inside a cell
and paints the inside walls sky-blue
and blocks up the door
and says he's in heaven.”
― D.H. Lawrence

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Stephen Gospage

Sat 19th Sep 2020 16:42

A lovely poem on a tough subject. Thank you.

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