Rebirth | Teen Ink

Rebirth

August 13, 2013
By TargonTheDragon GOLD, Ofallon, Missouri
TargonTheDragon GOLD, Ofallon, Missouri
15 articles 16 photos 292 comments

Favorite Quote:
First dentistry was painless.
Then bicycles were chainless,
Carriages were horseless,
And many laws enforceless.

Next cookery was fireless,
Telegraphy was wireless,
Cigars were nicotineless,
And coffee caffeineless.

Soon oranges were seedless,
The putting green was weedless,
The college boy was hatless,
The proper diet fatless.

New motor roads are dustless,
The latest steel is rustless,
Our tennis courts are sodless,
Our new religion — godless.


I feel as though I’m bewitched by some curse
For yet another time I’ve fallen from grace
My soul cries in anguish when I run from you
And every step is poison laced

When will I learn to slay this foul beast
That’s gripped me with its talons for so long?
I cannot remember a day of freedom
When I was free from all this wrong

How could I have known
That I would sink so low?
Left with all of me to rot
And none of me to grow

Like a strategy gone horribly wrong
I’m sick of playing this dirty game
With every round, every bout
The outcome is always the same

His tactics are predictable
I see them coming from far away
Yet I, unblinded, accept defeat
'cause fighting is a price too high to pay

I see it as a weakness
This demon leading my path
Yet the chains dragging me forward
Are ones I myself cast

A vicious cycle, unending
Is this prison I sealed myself in
I built the walls to block You out
Hiding from all I could've been

Can’t You see? With all my heart I want to escape
But the talons in my flesh remain
They found my will
And sap the strength I wish to regain

I’m powerless to defeat them
These iron shackles that bind
'cause this isn't a physical battle
It’s a sickness in my soul, in my mind

I think back upon my naivety
And how I was so blind
I stepped ever closer to danger
But lies were all I could find

The darkness caressed my face
Willing me to draw near
It danced and seduced me closer
I saw none of the traits I was warned to fear

But that's when it grabbed hold
And sunk its fangs in deep
Creating anchors that held me
These sinful bonds around my feet

I dream of a life of freedom
A bird set free of its cage
But it’s just a passing fantasy
A nonexistent letter on a nonexistent page

So I ask for You to hold me still
As I pray for a rebirth
Perhaps I will shed this mask of sin
And live a life of some worth


The author's comments:
Sometimes I feel like my battles against the darker side of myself go nowhere. A downward spiral. I hit rock bottom and look up, wondering how I could have sunk so low. I look at the trainwreck of my life, and a sickening realization hits me. The reason for my failure is me. My choices dictate where I am in life. So I sit at rock bottom, looking up at perfection, hoping and praying for a Rebirth.

Similar Articles

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

This article has 4 comments.


on Nov. 5 2013 at 6:18 pm
TargonTheDragon GOLD, Ofallon, Missouri
15 articles 16 photos 292 comments

Favorite Quote:
First dentistry was painless.
Then bicycles were chainless,
Carriages were horseless,
And many laws enforceless.

Next cookery was fireless,
Telegraphy was wireless,
Cigars were nicotineless,
And coffee caffeineless.

Soon oranges were seedless,
The putting green was weedless,
The college boy was hatless,
The proper diet fatless.

New motor roads are dustless,
The latest steel is rustless,
Our tennis courts are sodless,
Our new religion — godless.

thank you! i am very happy you liked it!

on Nov. 5 2013 at 2:08 pm
MorningStar921 PLATINUM, Cheshire, Connecticut
21 articles 0 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
"They made their own choice. They chose family. And, well... isn't that kinda the whole point? No doubt - endings are hard. But then again... nothing ever really ends, does it?"
--Chuck, 'Supernatural' Episode 522

Wow. This was so beautiful and incredibly written. You're such an amazing poet! The rhyming was incredible; it didnt sound like a Dr. Suess book, but something much more sophisticated, and I think that's really hard to pull off. Keep up the great work!

on Sep. 1 2013 at 2:50 pm
TargonTheDragon GOLD, Ofallon, Missouri
15 articles 16 photos 292 comments

Favorite Quote:
First dentistry was painless.
Then bicycles were chainless,
Carriages were horseless,
And many laws enforceless.

Next cookery was fireless,
Telegraphy was wireless,
Cigars were nicotineless,
And coffee caffeineless.

Soon oranges were seedless,
The putting green was weedless,
The college boy was hatless,
The proper diet fatless.

New motor roads are dustless,
The latest steel is rustless,
Our tennis courts are sodless,
Our new religion — godless.

I figured as much, and thank you! i really appreciate the feedback.

GreyGirl ELITE said...
on Aug. 29 2013 at 8:38 pm
GreyGirl ELITE, Pohang,Kyungbuk, Other
170 articles 122 photos 392 comments
This is beauitful. I can relate with it so much. (btw I've changed my name, but this is Phantom)


Smith Summer

Parkland Speaks

Campus Compare