Gilded Cage

January 16, 2010
By Meru21 GOLD, Desert Hot Springs, California
Meru21 GOLD, Desert Hot Springs, California
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Favorite Quote:
"If I could be any part of you,
I'd be your tears;
To be conceived in your heart,
Born in your eyes,
Live on your cheeks,
And die on your lips."

These wings are cramped
Because of the cage you've built.
You've locked me up selfishly -
Thrown away the key for guilt.
A cage of barren bars
You think are somehow gilded.
The empty emotions you throw my way
Haven't even begun to fill it.
These invisible chains and steadfast bars
Burn at the slightest touch.
The same way your feelings drown me
But never seem to be enough.
And the emptiness of your embrace
Only makes it easier to cry.
A gilded cage or not,
Even angels need to fly.

The author's comments:
I believe I wrote this after seeing a picture of an angel in a cage. I remember that the picture was really moving. I mean, an angel was crying. . That's not something that's necessarily considered beautiful, but it was. Terrifyingly so. . So I thought of why anyone would keep an angel captive and the only answer I could come up with was: Love.

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Kai17 GOLD said...
on Mar. 27 2011 at 9:36 pm
Kai17 GOLD, Spokane, Washington
17 articles 5 photos 340 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Where to, Miss?"
"To the stars."

The imagery was amazing, and I loved the poem to bits......brilliant.


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