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Through a gilded cage

April 12, 2011
By DaylightDarkness SILVER, Littleton, Colorado
DaylightDarkness SILVER, Littleton, Colorado
9 articles 0 photos 102 comments

Favorite Quote:
Everyone's crazy. You know why? We all want to be normal. Well, we cant define normal, and, the people you can point at and say, well isn't he/she normal are rare. Doesnt that kind of defeat the pupose of normal? -My Friend


Close your eyes

Come with me...

We'll go back in time-

Or to the future...

Perhaps staying here is better.

In the dark- the dank

We'll wander, our glazed

conformist



eyes

Falling Forward, from Night

toward Incinerator's Light

Burn

Shiver but dont get cold-

Never burn

never feel-

Acting in the eyes of Watchers

for our Souls Must Never...





We Can Never...

Reach for Freedom-

No, wait, Take your hand Away

You'll be Burned.

There will be pain....

isnt it so much Easier to


Follow.



Stay.




Act Like.



Talk Like.


Be Me!

Idividuality is the Crime-

The sentence...

A Murdered Heart

A dying soul....

We'll make it so!

They are a danger....

A light.....

They seek the end of our safe night...

Our thoughtless plight....

Never Reach-

Never Fight.

Trust Us, We Are Right.

You'd Burn in Real Freedom's Light.

Turn your back of them...

Turn away...

Their's is a cold....

Unending....

Night.

Burn with us.... in Freedom's light....

The author's comments:
I've seen so many people fall victim to this.... It's time we take a stand and realize that things dont have to be this way.

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.Izzy. BRONZE said...
on Nov. 8 2011 at 6:09 pm
.Izzy. BRONZE, Broadview Heights, Ohio
1 article 0 photos 388 comments
I loved the way you formatted this-you definitely held my attention. In the line, "Individuality is the crime", you forgot to add the 'n' but that's not too big of a deal. I really liked this poem. Please...write more :D

on Jul. 28 2011 at 7:22 pm
Hazel-daisy GOLD, --, Other
19 articles 0 photos 324 comments

Favorite Quote:
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else - Erna Bombeck

In three words i can sum up everything I've learned in life: it goes on -Robert Frost

Live, Love, Laugh - ______

Hope, Love, breathe <3 - Me

i really like this! it has a great message and its written really well so well done i guess! :)

on Jul. 22 2011 at 11:00 pm
CarrieAnn13 GOLD, Goodsoil, Other
12 articles 10 photos 1648 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." --Douglas Adams

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." --Marcus Aurelius

This is a great poem with a great message!  You write amazing poetry. :)

Emily.L GOLD said...
on Jul. 22 2011 at 1:28 pm
Emily.L GOLD, Gilbert, Arizona
10 articles 12 photos 84 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes, we just have to be happy with what people can offer us. Even if it's not what we want, at least it's something. " -Sarah Dessen

This just keeps my attention going throughout the entire thing...

on Jul. 21 2011 at 11:20 pm
TheHangingGirl BRONZE, Winter Haven, Florida
1 article 1 photo 250 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Poets utter great and wise things that they themselves can not comprehend."

Amazing. I really like it. ALOT

on Jul. 20 2011 at 6:32 pm
DaylightDarkness SILVER, Littleton, Colorado
9 articles 0 photos 102 comments

Favorite Quote:
Everyone's crazy. You know why? We all want to be normal. Well, we cant define normal, and, the people you can point at and say, well isn't he/she normal are rare. Doesnt that kind of defeat the pupose of normal? -My Friend

thank you everybody. Funnily enough the first person who rated this poem only gave it one star, so you've made me feel better. ^^

on Jul. 20 2011 at 5:45 pm
Garnet77 PLATINUM, Sinagpore, Other
31 articles 6 photos 578 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything's a triangle." ~ My mother

"Write what you love, write what you care about, because sometimes, it's the easiest way to be heard."

I completely agree with PaRaNoRmAl627. This is truly all around beautiful. I love the spacing--it adds to the poem a lot. This is wonderful :)

Megan.J.B said...
on Jul. 20 2011 at 4:14 pm
Megan.J.B, Sault Ste Marie, Other
0 articles 0 photos 185 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Here's the real truth. There are eight million people in this city. And those teeming masses exist for the sole purpose of lifting the few exceptional people onto their shoulders. You, me? We're exceptional."
- Green Goblin. :)

I really liked this and it was truly beautiful. You have a lot of talent when it comes to poetry . :)

on Jul. 18 2011 at 9:25 pm
PaRaNoRmAl627 GOLD, Mountainside, New Jersey
15 articles 0 photos 297 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do what you want. If it's something you'll regret in the morning, sleep late."

Wow. This is haunting, honest, brave, eloquent, and all around beautiful. Don't ever stop writing. You have a lot of talent :) I didn't see any glaring grammatical errors either, which is a major plus. Great job! Five stars :)


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