In the Family of Opression

December 18, 2010
By despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The heart has its reasons which reason does not know." -Pascal, Pensees, 1670


These bars freeze
The skin covering my bones,
Brittle,
From your cutting wind.

The cold steel,
Pliable in your hands,
Chokes my breath,
With the fear of Death.

Death,
Oppression’s mother,
Looms at my cell,
Ready to strike in the night.

The chill,
Follows the call of broken limbs,
Awakening the sprits
Of a woman’s past.

These woods are painted white,
On a canvas chalked with a blank.
Here the spotted doe
Is helpless against her restraints.



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on Jul. 21 2011 at 11:41 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Get, Got, Gotten.

uh huh, uh huh. sure captain.

on Jul. 21 2011 at 8:06 pm
despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The heart has its reasons which reason does not know." -Pascal, Pensees, 1670

Thank you so much!! :)

on Jul. 21 2011 at 3:47 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Get, Got, Gotten.

very good captain. i am loving the last stanza, the second to last stanza, and...all the other stuff.




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