Free of My Cage

May 14, 2011
By ArgonElement SILVER, The Woodlands, Texas
ArgonElement SILVER, The Woodlands, Texas
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I am caged.

Inside the cage, life is

Safe.
Secure.
Happy.

With no where to go.

But,

outside is another story.

Outside the cage, life is

Dangerous.
Wild.
Unpredictable.

It is vast,

endless.


I reach through,

the bars,

Yearning to be

out.


I am in a cage.
It protects me.

And

restricts me.

I grip the bars,

tightly.

Awaiting the day,

I am free,

But I know,

when that day comes,
I will be

reluctant.

Faltering,

for

the cage is all I know.

I will still,

turn,

towards the known,

And





Leave.


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on Jul. 16 2011 at 2:41 pm
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Simple yet satisfying.Good work.

on Jul. 14 2011 at 8:45 am
ArgonElement SILVER, The Woodlands, Texas
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Thanks, Sakina! I'm glad you did!

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on Jul. 13 2011 at 12:04 pm
sakina GOLD, Chennai, Other
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A negative thinker See's a difficulty in every opportunity but a positive thinker sees an opportunity in every difficulty. So always think positive and u'll surely B successful in LIFE.
-Hazrat Ali (A.S)

It's amazing...:)Loved it..:)

on Jul. 12 2011 at 10:58 am
ArgonElement SILVER, The Woodlands, Texas
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Thank you Trilobite! I really appreciate your comment :)

on Jul. 12 2011 at 10:32 am
Trilobite BRONZE, Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania
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"Genius is 1% imagination and 99% perspiration."~Thomas Edison
"Anyone who has a child today should train him to be either a physicist or a ballet dancer. Then he'll escape."~W. H. Auden

I love the spacing in between.  This is so relatable, but turns something confusing (someone debating whether to leave or not) into something simple.

on Jul. 10 2011 at 2:41 pm
ArgonElement SILVER, The Woodlands, Texas
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Your so supportive, Owl! Thanks for all your comments!

on Jul. 8 2011 at 8:27 pm
JustAnotherOwl SILVER, Unknown, New York
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"See, we don't really care who you are;
Everyone is capable of looking up and wishing on a star.
So catch it, so contagious, this day-dreamer's disease,
And hope can be your sword, slaying darkness with belief."

"Sanctuary"- Paradise Fears

I don't mean to sound redundant...But, yes, that was very relatable! (: Great work!

on Jul. 7 2011 at 12:55 pm
ArgonElement SILVER, The Woodlands, Texas
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Alon_Freevoice, I am really happy so many people can relate to this. I was refering, not only to a jail, but my home and family. I am safe inside here, but to grow as an individual human being I am going to have to leave them.

 

And thanks so much!


on Jul. 7 2011 at 12:52 pm
ArgonElement SILVER, The Woodlands, Texas
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Thanks! I'm sure most teenagers feel this way.

on Jul. 7 2011 at 12:51 pm
ArgonElement SILVER, The Woodlands, Texas
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Thanks Garnet77! You had some great pieces as well!

on Jul. 7 2011 at 12:50 pm
ArgonElement SILVER, The Woodlands, Texas
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Thanks WritingSpasms! Love the username by the way.

on Jul. 7 2011 at 12:48 pm
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Thank you FinalFreak! Your totally right about the "and's" Thanks for your comments!

on Jul. 7 2011 at 4:02 am
IAmWhoIWantToBe PLATINUM, Manila, Other
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‎"I’m learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world: I run my world." - Beyoncé

I was asking myself the same question:
"We know that you don't want to be in jail because you want to be free. But don't you think, sometimes... no one can hurt you there?"
so I can really, really relate.

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By the way, I love what you said about leaving. I told a friend about the same thing. And I'm glad someone has the sam experience with me.

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Oh, your poem? Well, it was great... or more than great, if possible. I love it!

on Jul. 6 2011 at 10:20 pm
NinjaGirl BRONZE, Valley City, North Dakota
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The only thing holding us back in life is our desire to stay where we are and not venture further.
~Some random person on the Internet :P

This is great. I can totally relate to it, and I'm sure many others can too. Keep it up! :)

on Jul. 6 2011 at 10:06 pm
Garnet77 PLATINUM, Sinagpore, Other
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"Everything's a triangle." ~ My mother

"Write what you love, write what you care about, because sometimes, it's the easiest way to be heard."

This is really good!!! I love the way you spaced out the phrases. It led to the tone you were showing in the poem. Good job! :)

on Jul. 6 2011 at 9:04 pm
WritingSpasms, Los Angeles, California
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"Devils run when a good man goes to war."
- River Song from Doctor Who (Ep. A Good Man Goes to War)

This is pretty good! The spacing is different from the generic poem and I can feel the tone. And the metaphor really speaks to me :)

on Jul. 6 2011 at 7:32 pm
FinalFreak BRONZE, Middlebury, Connecticut
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Prepare for the worst, hope for the best.

This is really cool! This has elements of shape poetry, and you used the spacing very well. If anything, I'd say you might want to play with where you capitalize and punctuate certain words. Some of the 'And's could be lower-cased so they don't take away emphasis from other words. In general though I love the tone created. =)

on Jul. 6 2011 at 12:35 pm
CarrieAnn13 GOLD, Goodsoil, Other
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"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." --Douglas Adams

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." --Marcus Aurelius

You can't edit anything on the site.  You'll have to delete your article, then resubmit it.

on Jul. 6 2011 at 11:02 am
ArgonElement SILVER, The Woodlands, Texas
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Thanks so much! And of course I will!

on Jul. 6 2011 at 11:01 am
ArgonElement SILVER, The Woodlands, Texas
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Will do! And I also don't know how to change my work on the site. I want to change it to UNknown but I can't find a little edit button anywhere on the website!

 



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