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I am the bird,
trapped in your cage.
I cower inside,
terrified by your rage.

Please let me out.
I need to take flight.
The wind in my feathers,
smiling in the light,

but you won't let me out.
You laugh at my cry,
if you will not free me,
please let me die.

I cannot go on this way,
drowning in fear,
day after day,
year after year,

but you don't have the mercy,
don't have the grace.
You laugh as I scream,
a smile on your face.

Fine, be that way,
cruel and cold,
but I'm sick of playing,
your games gotten old.

I scratch at your hand.
Free! I fly straight ahead.
A window unopen,
thump! Your bird is dead.

You cry out,
but you can't hurt me.
Your birdy has just flown,
and is finally free.
This poem is for my mother. she loves to watch me squirm, to scream at me until I cry. She can't scream at my stepfather, so she takes it out on me. I'm her little bird in a cage, and she does with me what she likes, but soon I'll break away, finally take flight. One way or another.
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RaphAndRoll Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I really love this one. So self explanatory and pure. So everything that makes it unique and imperfectly perfect
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lostmyslef Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you
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RaphAndRoll Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
No prob.
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AsterGirl Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student Writer
Very emotional, I understand how you feel. Sometimes it feels like because you are in that cage you can't trust anyone. I know that most people will tell you this with fake sincerity, but I can truly tell you that it will get better, and one day you will truly fly.
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lostmyslef Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you
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AsterGirl Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Writer
You are absolutely welcome.
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AsukaChitrO Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
BEAUTIFUL!
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lostmyslef Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks =)
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Silencedbook9 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Writer
Need a hug?
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lostmyslef Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
possibly...
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Silencedbook9 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Writer
*hugs you*
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lostmyslef Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you =)
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Silencedbook9 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Writer
No problem.
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MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013   Writer
:hug:
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lostmyslef Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks for the hug!
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Lynn-10397 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
AWESOME!
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lostmyslef Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you!
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Miuru-chan Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Amazing poem! And I hope you will get free, alive.
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lostmyslef Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you!
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Miuru-chan Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
No problem~! :D
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PitbullWolfxHTG Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Amazing!

I wish you the best in dealing with the rough situation you're in right now! :)
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lostmyslef Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you!
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PitbullWolfxHTG Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
:)
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Fairy-Alice Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
I'm finding myself into your poem. Oh my god, nothing could describe the situation I used to be in better than those words. My mother used me so much for her sadistic pleasure : I discovered depression because of this when the others children were still smiling and enjoying their lives. But that depression made me realize I just had to stand up, because I realized she's not my mother anymore, not even an enemy, just a stranger.
I wish you the best, I hope you'll find a better solution. :)
(And sorry for my bad english, just a frenchie stopping by !)
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lostmyslef Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much, and I think your English was better than what I hear here in the states most of the time
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Elizabeth-R-12345 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This...was so relevant to me as well. It applies to my father and...well, thank you and God bless. I hope you can withstand things for as long as you can or until freedom is finally an option. Good luck, stay strong, and beautiful job. :)
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lostmyslef Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you, and my name is elizabeth too, there aren't many of us out there.
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Elizabeth-R-12345 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What am ironic coincidence. You're very welcome~!
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XIStormIX Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Absolutely incredible!
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lostmyslef Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!!
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XIStormIX Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013   Digital Artist
You are so very welcome! :D Have a great night. :D
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PrimalExpression Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
love the imagery in this one :)
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lostmyslef Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you!
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PerezKim1 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!! I love this!
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lostmyslef Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you!
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