Breaking Free

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I am not a prisoner.

Though I am bound by the shackles of life,

I remain strong.

 

I refuse to be put down.

Do what you will to torture me,

But I will remain standing.

 

I am not a dog.

Order me around as you do,

But I will no longer obey.

 

I am not your puppet.

Try to string me along and control me,

But I will break your chains.

 

Sick of being hidden away within the shadows,

Only allowed out when you have no one else to cling to,

I steal your spotlight.

 

You cannot lock me up;

I am not one to be caged.

I will not do your bidding;

I am not one to be told.

 

Whether I be happy, angry, or sad,

I will smile.

I refuse to show you my tears;

I will not let you see me cry.

 

I am human;

I am fragile.

I can only withstand so much

Before the cracks begin to show.

Like glass, I will shatter.

My pieces will scatter and some will be lost;

Never again will I be whole.

But though I am broken,

I am not one to be thrown away or replaced.

 

Accept me for who I am.

 

Do not try to fix me;

I am not one to conform.

 

Do not ignore me;

I am not one to be silent.

 

Do not say that you understand me;

I am not one to be lied to.

 

Through thick and thin, I have remained by your side,

Only to be treated like this in return.

I refuse to let you rule my life;

I am not one to be commanded.

 

The time has come for me to leave.

 

I will fight these restraints you have cast on me.

With fire burning in my eyes and determination coursing through my veins,

I break free.

 

Free from this hate,

Free from this pain,

Free from these tears,

Free from you and your selfish whims.

But most of all,

Free to be myself.

 
This poem is about: 
Me

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