Siege of Virtue MAG

October 7, 2011
By HIGHDEAF BRONZE, Princeton, New Jersey
HIGHDEAF BRONZE, Princeton, New Jersey
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I've been breaking apart,
Limb by limb. I try to scream,
But I'm drowning in the air.
I used to be volatile, now I'm exhausted.

In the past I devoured their truths,
Relaxed my throat and swallowed the
liquor of their beliefs.
I was intoxicated with rage, belligerent
and incomprehensive,
Now I'm hung over, down on my knees, vomiting values.

My wrists have been worn down to
the bone, bloody and raw.
I used to claw away at the wall, marking
the days until I got out.
My sentence is almost over but I've
stopped caring,
My nails have grinded off and my fingers are numb anyway.

I was armed with a mind, and bullets
of thought
But the Kevlar of authority had rendered
it useless.
I'm up against the wall being stripped
and searched.
Frustrated, humiliated, I'm helpless.

All I have left is my fortress of consciousness.
The churches, the politicians, the teachers, the cops,
All bombard me with their cannons of
civic duty.
Soon I won't be able to think for myself.

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This article has 4 comments.

on May. 13 2012 at 9:52 pm
Imaginedangerous PLATINUM, Riverton, Utah
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Wow- that was very powerful. I love the metaphors and the imagery you use to convey them. Incredible.

on May. 2 2012 at 9:56 am
photogirl16 BRONZE, East Lansing, Michigan
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Very great imagry

on Oct. 19 2011 at 10:10 pm
hippiechick123 GOLD, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
all who wander arent always aimless. where do you go to escape yourself? close your eyes and see me.
all you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be.
i am in love with you <3

to be honest? made me cry. i can relate so much, i understand. i love this. really nice work 

on Oct. 19 2011 at 10:48 am
VickyLove92 PLATINUM, Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
once life gets harsh/hard, hold your head strong because that's all you can do

om my gosh, i dont know u havent recieved a nice job commet. Holy man....there's alot of great details i could imagine everything. Oh my how can i compete with a poem like yours. you should read my writings. i love everything about your poem, you absorded me up from the beginning to the end

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