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My Escape From My Prison

Updated on February 5, 2020
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By: Toni Whisenant

Sitting in a small, dark cell,

Thinking of my time in Hell.

I wonder what I did this time.

What sort of cruel, vicious crime

I did to deserve my depressing fate.

My mind is gone in a timeless state.

My sanity left; my will eroded.

My heart is gone: it had imploded.

I don't remember where I come from

Nor my name. I cannot run.

The doors are locked, the key is lost.

What did I do to deserve this cost?

There are no windows to crawl through.

So I ask myself "What do I do?

I cannot run on through the door.

Yet I cannot stay here anymore."

My time is dwindling faster and faster.

Forever closing in; tears without laughter.

The walls disintegrate; the floors turn to grass.

The ceiling turns to sky in a giant mass.

Sunshine hits my quite cold skin.

Am I still paying for my sin?

I can feel the breeze of a beautiful day

Stinging my face in such a sweet way.

The trees feel alive and the bird that sings

Sounds so beautiful, plus the sound of his wings

Make me want to take flight high in the air.

The sounds of life, sounds so rare.

I never imagined it could be so grand

To sit upon the dirt and sand

Listening to the birds sing their songs,

The wind calling me from my wrongs.

Never could I see the beauty in this.

Never could I see myself in such bliss.

My soul soars high above the ground

And again, I hear that beautiful sound

Of wind whipping past my face,

As if in an eternal race.

Suddenly the sunshine turns to grey.

The grass turns to concrete in that awful way.

My cages are back, the sounds are muted.

Here is where I must stay, completely rooted.

Now I'm sitting back in my cell

Just thinking of my time in hell.

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    • Phoenixx profile imageAUTHOR

      Toni Whisenant 

      9 years ago from Portland, OR

      @Minnetonka: Thank you. I try to show my visions of whatever I'm feeling at the time and try to portray it to my readers in such a way that they can either see me going through it or see themselves going through it. Thank you for your comment.

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      Linda Rogers 

      9 years ago from Minnesota

      Your poetry is so well written and powerful. Your rhyming is silky smooth and I feel as if I've gone to that place with you. I am feeling good one minute and the next I am sinking back into depression. Nice work here and I pushed many buttons.

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      opusmith 

      9 years ago

      Hi - thank you. I hope your life is no longer reflected in your poem, and if it is, know that you are not alone.

    • Phoenixx profile imageAUTHOR

      Toni Whisenant 

      9 years ago from Portland, OR

      @opusmith: Thank you for reading. I strongly believe that poetry should not only represent the writer, but the reader as well. I am glad that my poem represented your life right now due to the fact that I succeeded in my poem. I'm sorry to hear your life is anything like my poem. But even as the days pass, things will get better with time. Just have faith and keep your head up.

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      opusmith 

      9 years ago

      It is so easy to see oneself in others poetry and I saw my current situation in this one. I am laughing and happy then it is almost as though I turn away for a brief moment and I am surrounded by grey clouds and once again realise I am trapped where I am. This may not be how you feel, but it is my life, and you have written my life here.

    • Phoenixx profile imageAUTHOR

      Toni Whisenant 

      9 years ago from Portland, OR

      Thank you very much. :)

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      Ravi Singh 

      9 years ago from India

      Wonderfully written and nice words used.

      I like this hib. thanks

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