longing for freedom

Desert Creatures

Inadept to preserve
Hardened words
No one observes how tiresome we've become
Desert creatures
No room left to move
Stretching from our tight little shells
No way left to quell the infinite need
to catch the wind with our feet
Heeding ahead
Leading in dread
No choice left but spreading out
The gales on the sea
Seem frightfully free
It's hard to dream
When the mud is your sky
Shivering in sandy blankets
Dust cracking under the old
New skin discarding the remnants
I'd die in contentment
Just once if I could
Taste the wind wet on my lips

Author's Notes/Comments: 

This poem is a painting of a rough patch in my life. I'm past it now. It remains one of my personal favorites.

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Symbolism

Just three more steps 'till the end of the world,
Just three more steps 'till the end of an age,
Just three more steps 'till the end of the time when you have to be afraid.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I wrote this poem when I was 15 so the steps represent years. In other words three more steps until I don't have to be afraid of what other people could do to me. At least that's what I thought ha.

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Temporily Caged

Trapped in here, your chains are
Wrapped around me, and I can't even
Breathe, you're choking me, you think that I'm
Weak because I won't say the words out loud. I know you'd
Hate me if I told The Truth to you, but now I'm not
Afraid because I'm stepping out, I'm gonna
Escape the looks: Hate, Pain, even Trust. I know you
Love me in your own way, but it's not
Enough to make me stay this way, because it's
Rough when all I am is nothing but a
Lie. I can't keep being fake, I'm nothing but a hypocrite and I'd rather
Die than spend my life in a cage.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

So this is the first poem that I've ever made public in any way, so yeah, I have no fingernails left, which is probably a tiny bit melodramatic (and disgusting) but whatever.

This poem is about being trapped inside of an image that other people have made for you (in my case, parents) and well as much as I loathe the idea of becoming one of those people that are constantly asking people to comment on their stuff I really would appreciate feedback.

Oh yeah and my punctuation and sentence structure is horrendous but I really couldn't care less. Ciao

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