Chained To You

August 10, 2011
By WishfulDoer GOLD, Portland, Oregon
WishfulDoer GOLD, Portland, Oregon
14 articles 0 photos 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
If ignorance is bliss, why is our country so complicated?


I’m chained to you,
Under lock and key,
Still remembering the day,
When you said you loved me.

Your eyes widen on cue,
While I try to hide my snickers,
As I ask in a bitter tone,
“You thought I was joking, didn’t you?”

This torture is no metaphor,
As you can plainly see,
From the rust-encrusted ovals,
And the rope burns on my knees.

You fight the chains and ropes,
But I know it’s no use,
Cause you lost the keys years ago,
When you began your abuse.

You cry with fear,
Tears racing down your face,
As your struggles start to weaken,
And you accept your doomed fate.

I can't help but laugh,
When I see your tortured eyes,
Cause I wore that look not long ago,
When your words were laced with lies.

I’m free now,
Free from all the pain,
And I hope you live a happy life,
Encased in ropes and chains.


The author's comments:
Although the poem states that the torture isn't a metaphor, the poem itself IS a metaphor for a time in my life when I felt like I was chained to someone, tortured by them, and couldn't seem to get free. I'm free of them now, though.

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on May. 1 2013 at 10:45 pm
LexusMarie PLATINUM, Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
The more control you have over yourself, the less control others have over you.

Hey there.. you are VERY talented. You convey a lot of different emotion and back-story in here that is very interesting. The emotion is wickedly good and the word choices are wildly well written. Ha, how'd you like that alliteration with all the w's? But, I loved this. The title reeled me in.. just like a chain, ironic? I really enjoyed this. I like your rhymes.. they are really fun to read the way you used them. And they seem to ease the mood a bit. The sixth stanza.. holy perfect.. I mean that was like faultless. It blew my mind! Crazy good! You're a really wonderful writer. I plan to read more of your work in the future.. I am very impressed. Great job! (If you have time, could you look at one of my new poems called 'The Valley of the Dolls'? If not, no biggie! If so, thanks a ton!)

on Jun. 21 2012 at 1:21 pm
WishfulDoer GOLD, Portland, Oregon
14 articles 0 photos 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
If ignorance is bliss, why is our country so complicated?

Thanks so much for the feedback! And yes, of course!

InkWriter13 said...
on Jun. 21 2012 at 12:43 pm
Wow. So vivid, so powerful, so real. You captured the situation really well. A relatable topic too. I loved your high moments like laced with lies and you cry with fear and the ending of course. Great work. Would you please comment on my poems titled Angelic Beings and On a Chilly Night? Thanks.:)

on Aug. 13 2011 at 9:47 pm
WishfulDoer GOLD, Portland, Oregon
14 articles 0 photos 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
If ignorance is bliss, why is our country so complicated?

Thank you! I'll definitely check it out.

zone7294 GOLD said...
on Aug. 13 2011 at 9:34 pm
zone7294 GOLD, Newport News, Virginia
18 articles 0 photos 52 comments

Favorite Quote:
If im good for nothing, then your bad for everything

I reaaly like this it's sweet yo. You did a great job. I just submitted a poem caled if you would let me love you, tell me what you think about it please.


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