February 21, 2018
By Spice_Rack BRONZE, Shawnee, Kansas
Spice_Rack BRONZE, Shawnee, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
"Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest thing right and doing it all for love." -St. Therese of Lisieux

These wooden arms don’t feel like mine,

but phantom limbs still move in time.
I touch my own face; I feel nothing,
hoping for a sensation or something.
These puppet strings keep me in line,
only control I’ve got is in my mind.

Because they make like shackles,
imprisoning me and my drive,
what makes me feel alive,
motivating me until I die.
But I’ve got to fight for my life,
my dreams,
so they don’t put me back up on the shelf.
I’ve got to escape.
I’ve got to fight.
I’ve got to run
just so I can survive
I need to get free.
I need to be me.
I need to leave
these puppeteers controlling me.

Oh no, I can’t shake them
because my mind’s been taken.
They’ve got me breaking;
my confidence is shaken.
Everyday stresses control my thoughts;
my sanity is constantly getting shot
up out of here
already lift off.

And when I crashed back to the Earth,
I became a changed man, rebirth.
Emancipated from my sins and distractions,
tired of being consumed so I attacked it.

Sick of them speaking for me,
they aren’t my ventriloquist;
They can’t steer me around
like I’m a marionette.
It’s been so long, even I forget
Who I was before I became their puppet.
So I beg please, please, please
cut me loose; let me be.
From all of the pain inside of me,
I long to be free.

Break my chains
up in my brain.
I will never be the same.
So I beg please, please, please
show me the path to liberty.

The author's comments:

This poem was originally written as a rap verse, and I never intended to publish it. That changed when the plans to complete the song fell through. Anyways, it is primarily about breaking away from everything weighing us down and keeping us from reaching the goals we set for ourselves in our lives. I hope people will be inspired to become more self-aware of their own distractions and demons, as well as be able to limit the negative influences caused by them.

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