Alcatraz

May 15, 2011
By SElisabeth BRONZE, Desert Hot Springs, California
SElisabeth BRONZE, Desert Hot Springs, California
4 articles 2 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
Look, what envious streaks do lace the severing clouds in younder east! Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day stands tip-toe on the misty mountain-tops.
-Shakespeare


We’re lost in a labyrinth
Of frozen time
And there’s no way we can
Get out alive
Shock penetrates
Words resonate
The truth spears us
Like a thousand knives

You and I are the only ones
Who can’t escape this imprisonment
We’re surrounded by cement walls
That swallow all hopefulness
Determined to be victorious
We give our battles all we have
But disease holds us under
And keeps us in this Alcatraz

Now we stumble around
Delirium comes
We rattle the bars
Our minds go numb
Blurred perspectives
Pleas neglected
But don’t tell us
To give up

You and I are the only ones
Who can’t escape this imprisonment
We’re surrounded by cement walls
That swallow all hopefulness
Determined to be victorious
We give our battles all we have
But disease holds us under
And keeps us in this Alcatraz

The cell gets smaller
Nothing to cling to
It’s getting darker and darker

You and I are the only ones
Who can’t escape this imprisonment
We’re surrounded by cement walls
That swallow all hopefulness
Determined to be victorious
We give our battles all we have
But disease holds us under
And keeps us in this Alcatraz



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