Bound to them

Say “opo”*  and bow your head.
Don’t say a word.
Just listen to them instead.
Inside you’re screaming and thrashing,
Hoping to be set free.
But you have to stay mum,
Your tears they must not see.
You don’t say a word
Because they won’t listen.
You don’t ask,
Because you already know the answer.
“Listen to us because we know better.
You’re naïve and weak,
Fragile like a feather.”
Words stinging like a thousand arrows,
You’re bleeding inside,
But they pretend not to see.
Seal your lips,
Don’t let out a squeak.
Cause no matter what you do,
It’ll just be wrong.
You want to reach out,
Explore, try it all.
But you’re a caged vessel,
Made to bend to their every whim.
Now say “opo” and bow your head,
Stay lifeless while you’re lying on your bed.
Bleeding wrists,
And foaming lips.
You’re now free,

No longer bound.
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21 Replies to “Bound to them”

  1. That is beautiful. I love your poems and I think that photo goes along with your words perfectly!

  2. This is really powerful and very well written. Thank you for sharing.

  3. What is 'opo'? This is a nice read, just don't know what that word means.

  4. It means "yes" as found in the footnote.

  5. Wow, that was very well written. Very sad that it takes that to be free.

  6. This is really good,I love seeing what you have written.Well done.

  7. very strong imagery in your lines. it is indeed powerful

  8. This is a very in depth poem. Wow! It is nice. Amber N

  9. You're an excellent writer – love poetry.

  10. OPO… so glad to be set free!! It is always nice to be free of the ties that bind.

  11. What a moving passage. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Very interesting. A little dark and graphic but I liked it.

  13. It's sad to think that this character only finds freedom and release through death. Beautifully written but very sad.

  14. wow powerful and the vision you created with your word brilliant.

  15. i like it, i relate to it way too much these days.

  16. That's is quite a powerful piece and the image is very eye catching.

  17. This is really raw and beautifully written. Very powerful!

  18. Thanks for sharing this. I like to read stuff like this once in a while on blogs.

  19. You are a very talented writer. Great job!

  20. You're such a talented writer and I actually missed reading your work. How is your book coming along?

  21. This is beautifully written and very inspirational. Thank you for this powerful poem!

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