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Freedom is in the Mind

Updated on March 25, 2013
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The silent touch

Brushes along your skin

You may think

You are alone

With your mind

With your thoughts

Captured within


Never satisfied

Fighting inside

To break free

Chains binding you

Not setting you free

A caged animal

Wildly kicking

Struggling to release

Feeling stuck

No hope

No peace

Everyone seems like

The enemy

Cannot find your happiness

The tiger is hidden

Looking in the mirror

All that you see

The weak doe

Staring back at you

Screaming inside



When it will all change

Hating all outside

That condemn

Hope seems far away

Cannot see clarity


Worry time will not stay

Wasted off and beyond

Hatred displayed in front of you

From all sides

Grabbing you by your





Trying to stay alive

In a whisper

A voice from outside

Thundering then loudly

Freedom is in the mind


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      Caroline Marie 4 years ago

      Thanks Poetic. :)

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      PoeticPhilosophy 4 years ago from Canada

      Awesome! I loved that.

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

      Thank you Bizarrett. :)

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      bizarrett81 5 years ago from Maine

      Emotional and raw, a beautiful poem about finding the answers within yourself. Looking forward to reading more of your work

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

      Thank you EHealer! :)

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      Deborah 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      Caroline, excellent! This is beautiful, sharp, and emotional. You have been pinned to the Best Modern Poets board and facebooked!

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

      Thank you Mark for stopping by. :)

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      Mark G Weller 5 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      Powerful words Caroline, and very well expressed.


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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

      Hi Michael thank you so much for your kind words. :)

      Hi Shining thank you for your lovely words and reading. :)

      Hi Frank thank you! :)

      Hi Eric thank you for sharing and reading. :)

      Hi Ruby thank you so much for reading and commenting. Good to see you. :)

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful Caroline..Happy to see you back writing..

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      Eric Dierker 5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      So many have felt that,,, so few can put it into words. Thanks for a great reminder that we are not alone.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      this is sooo good.. voted awesome!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Caroline - You are a wonderful talented individuals, expressing the emotions perfectly. I found this so relate-able and very accurate. Sometimes, after oppressed by so many around me, my only freedom is through my mind.

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Caroline my sweet , i have missed your words of pain and confusion. Great write . glad to see you back with beautiful words.