Caged MAG

June 6, 2009
By ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac


I've been falling a lot lately
And no, I don't mean literally
Mama told me she noticed changes in me
How I cut my hair
How it seems like nothing interests me
I force out the best smile I can
To convince her that I'm okay
Even though my world is sundering
“I'm just not into that stuff anymore, Mama”
She looks at me pleading for the truth
I want to tell her, but I restrain.
“Really, Mom.” And smiles again.

I've been getting into trouble lately
This time I mean literally
Mama told me I'm not the same anymore
Not sweet and innocent
Not pure and saintly
I flash my best confused face
As if I don't know what she means
Even though the truth could be seen through her eyes
“I thought I was being myself, Mom”
She looks at me with disappointment in her eyes
Crossing her arms waiting for an answer.
I want to tell her everything, but I restrain.
“I don't know, Mom” And turn away.

I've been wasted a lot lately
And I do mean that literally
Mama caught me in her arms last night
When I fell backwards on the stairs
She put her nose to my mouth
She smelled the alcohol
And instantly sat me up to look her directly in the eyes
I could see the tears welling up in her eyes
And before I could restrain, everything came pouring out
She looked at me with fear and concern
Telling me everything was going to be okay
She cradled me in her arms on the floor
And she watched me cry like I never did before



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on Jul. 8 2013 at 3:58 pm
maelstrom14 GOLD, Oak Habor, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments...etc

Will you look at mine?

on Jul. 7 2013 at 3:27 am
maelstrom14 GOLD, Oak Habor, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments...etc

I'm not saying this in looking for a reply or in a compliment as everyone else. That was indescribable. Thatis plain fact. I cried at the end. Thank you. Really, I thank you.

on Jan. 29 2012 at 3:21 pm
camille_1441 PLATINUM, Westerville, Ohio
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This was such a beautiful piece and so emotionally provoking. You're extremely talented

on Nov. 13 2011 at 7:45 am
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

awww thank you so much

on Nov. 12 2011 at 2:36 pm
TouchOfARose SILVER, Winter Garden, Florida
7 articles 1 photo 118 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We all have ability. The difference is how we use it." -Stevie Wonder

This is absolutely beautiful...to be honest I sort of teared up on the last stanza. ^_^ This was excellently written, and amazingly well put together. kudos, btw, for making it to the magazine! (:

Amnoona BRONZE said...
on Oct. 5 2010 at 4:41 pm
Amnoona BRONZE, Bridgeport, Illinois
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Such a strong poem, so well worded and brilliantly put. Amazing work, welldone!

on Sep. 1 2010 at 9:59 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

whoa.  thats awesome!

tee hee.

thanks dear! i will most definitely keep writing...you do the same!


on Sep. 1 2010 at 9:51 pm
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
59 articles 0 photos 670 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee

This gives me chills. Your wording is perfect and relatable - definitely keep writing, you've got serious talent!!

on Aug. 30 2010 at 3:04 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

thanks dear.! :D

on Aug. 30 2010 at 2:41 pm
sunrise_faerie GOLD, Fredericksburg, Virginia
11 articles 3 photos 75 comments

Favorite Quote:
things are only as dark as you make them.
there is always beauty in every situation. look for it and you will see.
smile; sometimes it's all that will keep you from crying.

this is amazing :D

on Aug. 17 2010 at 4:38 pm
Marlyre PLATINUM, Kalamazoo, Michigan
21 articles 0 photos 208 comments

Favorite Quote:
"when you cry, do you waste your tears?" Madonna

oops, sry my computer probably spazzed out...

on Aug. 16 2010 at 11:16 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

Thanks.

Well I would, but you don't have a link to your name.


Marlyre said...
on Aug. 16 2010 at 9:33 pm
wow... caged is such an interesting title for this, read some mine?

on Jul. 19 2010 at 1:09 am
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

thank you. 

on Jul. 18 2010 at 9:32 pm
haventy0uheard PLATINUM, Kings Park, New York
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This is amazing! Keep up the good work =]

on Jun. 2 2010 at 12:44 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

Thanks so much!

on Jun. 2 2010 at 7:44 am
ofpaintedroses GOLD, Berne, Indiana
12 articles 0 photos 82 comments

Favorite Quote:
"How long is forever?"
"Sometimes just one second."

i love this. this is quite amazing in the least. wow. just wow.

on May. 21 2010 at 11:45 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

It's not fictional, but then again its nt about me. I feel this way sometimes, but I see it all too often. Thank you for commenting! I appreciate it so much.

on May. 19 2010 at 8:05 pm
revolutionary BRONZE, Los Angeles, California
4 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The fiend in his own shape is less hideous than when he rages in the breast of man" - John Hawthorne

it takes a gret amount of courage to to put a poem like this out there, if it were true. but whther its fiction or not, it is an amazing collection of words

 

well done


on May. 15 2010 at 12:51 pm
mysterywriter11 GOLD, Dickson, Tennessee
11 articles 0 photos 33 comments

Favorite Quote:
Reach for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. ♥ ♫♪♫♪♫♪
"believe in your dreams, no matter how small or big they are, you might just be surprised... "

this poem made me cry. Excellent!! It evokes emotions out of you, that sometimes you keep hidden


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