"Strung up and Strung out"

"When the burdens of this world tie us down, we have no choice but to break free, or let them drive us into the ground."

Bellawritter23 used this picture for one of her poems "Choked But Not Strangled" and I liked the picture so much I just had to write my own poem to it. Hope you like Bella!
Bellawritter23 used this picture for one of her poems "Choked But Not Strangled" and I liked the picture so much I just had to write my own poem to it. Hope you like Bella! | Source

I can't take it anymore.
Its driving me insane.
The montrosities of this
day and age.

I feel the weight of this world,
pulling me down.
I feel the burden of it all,
stringing me around.

Attaching to my skin,
Pulling me in.
I'm strung up and strung out,
Its wearing me thin.

My body's contorting
as I fight to get out.
Against my will it drives me,
into the ground.

But I am stronger than this.
Strings can be broken,
Undone and unraveled,
as quickly as I've spoken.

These strings may be incorporated
by the sin and filth of this world,
but they are no match,
for the love and strength in this girl.

I will break free from the cobwebs,
the chains that bind me.
Naked and unashamed,
in a new life you'll find me.

No strings attached.

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Comments 23 comments

Mordechai Zoltan 5 years ago

Nice poem


houseaz 5 years ago

Wow this is very nicely done. Great read and I really like the appropriate picture too.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanks guys!


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

Nikki, before I read this, I wanted to point out that Bella happened to use that same picture in one of her recent ones haha

Not sure if you were aware.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

yessir. which is why i put her as the source for the pic. i commented on her poem said i wanted to use the pic to write a poem of my own.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

ohhh my bad ;] I'll read it in a min, after I shower :D


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Dark stuff. Glad you feel able to fight your way through. It flowed well for me, until the last two paragraphs; I got sort of tangled up there.

Thanks for checking out so many of my hubs. Your feedback is fun.


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Very nice Nikki.

It reminds me of Robert Frost's poem "The Silken Tent."

Good job and you're right the picture fits...


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanx for the comments. haha ben go clean up i smell ya from here. lol jk. and bb i will def check out that poem. i like robert frost.


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

HAHAH My beny ben ben, always got an eagle eye!! Thanks friend yes nikki did mention she wanted to write her own for this image BUT I actually got it from google image..

Nikki this was awesome yes the weight of the world can be used as a finely crafted weapon and back fire at any time.. thanks for the credit in the source keep writing cause your good at it my girl nikki!!!

smiles :)

bella


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanx bella! haha yea he had the eagle eye but didnt notice i credited u for where i got the pic lol.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

LOL I didn't notice the caption, sorry :P

haha, witty comeback, Nikki

and bella, I'll always be your beny ben ben lol


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

Ben, you off your game hahahah you where caught slippin jk jk....


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

There are many tiny errors in many hubs I've read that gnaw at me. I guess I'm just OCD with that.

I try not to point them out, at risk of seeming critical.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

yea i catch em a lot too i dont usually say anything unless its really bad. i tend to try not to put errors on mine. i edit and re-edit before publishing. and then i go over it again and if i see something i messed up on i fix it.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

hehe, same

Nellieanna recently emailed me, letting me know about an error in one of mine, lol


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

lol. gotta love her.


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

I have got two emails with error corrections I hate errors if it wasnt for spell check i would be royaly screwed.... just saying...


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

royally* screwed, bella ;D

hahaha


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

see ugh thats it im done typing today my nails kill it as well hahah u should see my text messages horrible


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

LOL, are you sportin' some nails, gurl? :D


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

hahahaha


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

Im not sportin im rockin hahhah always!!!

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