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Behind These Bars

May 8, 2013
By lilmissthing17 BRONZE, El Dorado, Kansas
lilmissthing17 BRONZE, El Dorado, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance” – Aristotle


I am trapped in a world that is not my own.
It was made by those who are said to love me most.
Kept in the dark, I cry myself to sleep.
Like a caged bird, my wings are clipped.
They hold me here as if I were a hostage.
I dream of a place where I can be free.
Where my scars can fade until they disappear.
Where I no longer have to shed these pointless tears.
I’m ready to see the world behind these bars.


The author's comments:
I wrote this because I feel trapped at my house. My parents restrict me in every way possible and it feels like I'm a bird with clipped wings. I never get to go out, hang with friends. I'm always at home taking care of their child.

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