A Free Mind Speaks


What is living when you’re limited?
Self-minded thoughts deemed confidence as the enemy.
Time go by and elevation seems descending
Locked all emotions in a small room with a very low ceiling.
Digging under my skin feels like a sin,
yet it’s the peace I hide within.
Losing hope is not even a possibility,
Heart keeps yelling to get oxygen in me.
See we are all more alike than you may think,
Open your eyes—stay woke—do not blink.
Missing in action indeed is relaxing but lonely,
Wishing upon a dream is similar to cloning.
Summer jam should be fun and not deadly,
Grew up a beast so vegan I can’t be, simply eat all meat.
You be me and and I’ll never judge,
It must be mature—no fake love or hugs.
Bed bugs bite the unclean every night,
Righteous chews dark negativity inside out.
So on that note I’ll close this door,
However, I promise there’s so much more.
Like rallying after being down by ten with only two minutes left,
Be your best—be blessed!
Living is a journey full of test,
So stay focused and you’ll find rest.

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  1. Geneve on February 17, 2024 at 6:42 PM

    AE, I love how your poem dives into the struggles of feeling trapped by self-doubt and limited thoughts. But, I also love how it emphasizes the journey toward freedom and authenticity. This is all about pushing through challenges and finding your own path. This is a great reminder for us to stay true to ourselves and keep pushing forward, no matter what life throws our way.

  2. Kennedy Critz on February 23, 2024 at 1:03 PM

    I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS. You should see the way my face transformed in reading each line. The symbolism, the diction, the rhyme scheme, the message. 10/10! You are an AMAZING writer. By far one of the greatest poems I’ve ever read (and I’ve read some pretty famous authors). Kudos to you!

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