Bars of Youth

A Poem By The Brit // 12/22/2008

To be so young.
To be entramped.
To be a strangled sappling.
I feel a cage;
Bars of youth.
How can I break away.

When I was young
The cage was big.
I did not mind cold bars.
But, now I feel
Restraining chains.
How can I break away.

I'm sure that when,
I've grown away.
I'll miss the quiet cage.
But now, all I ask is this,
How can I break away

Comments

Very good!

This was really good! The best part was "I'm sure that when I've grown away I'll miss the quiet cage..." How true! Granted, I'm only 20, but I'm already starting to miss the quietness of being a 'little girl'. You must have put a lot of thought into this.

"Never let serious crisis go to waste."
-Rom Emmanuel

Mary | Mon, 12/22/2008

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Brother: Your character should drive a motorcycle.
Me: He can't. He's in the wilderness.
Brother: Then make it a four-wheel-drive motorcycle!

Very Good!

I love this poem, Brit! I can totally identify with what you're saying.
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Ariel | Mon, 12/22/2008

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"To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it." -- Herman Melville

Mary, actually, I wrote this

Mary, actually, I wrote this completely out of the blue, and it only took about ten minutes.

Thanks OFG!

"Now it isn't that I don't like you, Susan, because, after all, in moments of quiet, I'm strangely drawn toward you, but - well, there haven't been any quiet moments." Cary Grant from 'Bring up Baby'

The Brit | Tue, 12/23/2008

Seriously?

Seriously? I don't think I've ever written even a grocery list in 10 minutes, let alone a poem! Great job anyway : )

"Never let serious crisis go to waste."
-Rom Emmanuel

Mary | Thu, 12/25/2008

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Brother: Your character should drive a motorcycle.
Me: He can't. He's in the wilderness.
Brother: Then make it a four-wheel-drive motorcycle!

I love ur pic,

I love ur pic, Brit..
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He who is near to his Captain is sure to be a target for the archers.
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Anna | Thu, 01/22/2009

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief