Monday, October 20, 2014

"Society" (OctPoWriMo2014)-Day 20

Waiting to hear the words that I want
Is almost like slowly sticking glass in your eyes
With every twitch and scream
I wait for the pain to subside 
But if you speak what I can't bear to hear
I wouldn't know where to take it from there
Because I waited for this too long
I don't know how much longer I can be strong

All good things come to those who wait
But I waited too long for you to determine my fate
I'm just a piece in your game board
What can I really do?
I want to speak out in fury
But I know that won't get the best of you
Because you control this cruel world
And I'm only just a girl

I have a dream and a pen
And I intend to use it
I have a voice and a sound
But I'm not sure if I'm fit
Because there are all these rules I'm supposed to follow
But in truth, I feel like I'm being swallowed
Being digested in a world of lies
Stuck in a place where everyone wears buttons for eyes

If I'm like me I can't make it
I wasn't made with the right ingredients
My formula didn't contain the right contents
I look how I look
I am what I am
But I'm doing the best that I can
All of this thinking gives me anxiety
Living in a place we call a "society"


  1. Great line: Stuck in a place where everyone wears buttons for eyes

    1. Thanks. I thought it would be a good idea to reference Coraline. It's one of my favorite animated films.

  2. I love it and enjoyed your reference to Coraline :-)
    ~ Raven from Grace and Mystery

  3. This is a touching poem, I love your analogies of the button, game piece and ingredients.