This Is Me!
by Keighley Louise Perkins
Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Ten years imprisonment of the soul,
Ten years worth of tears and pain
Tear tracks engraved onto my cheeks,
Trodden over time and time again.
Hard to believe I accepted it too,
Hard to understand why I believed you
Crazy to comprehend I; the sponge
Absorbed your poising accepting it's true .
Ten years battling to conform, to fit
Only to hit a wall, reverse and crash again,
To lie bound and broken, alone
While your laughter bawled "Failure again"
Then one day the rosy cheeked sun
Lent it's glow to my bruised heart,
Lighting me from the inside out -
Revealing what made my sanity depart.
Who would have thought it'd take
Ten years for the message to come through
The problem wasn't within me
The problem was one word: you.
When I comply, you complain,
When I retaliate you find faults in me
I've finally opened my eyes to realise
I can never make you happy.
So what's the point in trying
When your heart blows a gale to your mind,
When snow capped rocks trip you
And bitter comments are the only joy you find?
So while you conform, complain
My feather heart dodges each bullet
And I call out proudly, no echoes at heart:
"This is me! What you see is what you get!"
A lifetime of freedom, peace at heart,
A lifetime serenaded by laughter, love for me
Only tears of joy dance down my face.
Guess it's up to you now to make yourself happy.
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|Reviewed by Simon Thurlow (Reader)
|Tragic write but expertly penned Keighley. I am privileged to read your works
Remember always to be yourself. It is the greatest gift you can give to the world
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|heartbreaking write, keighley; very well expressed! very well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in america, karen lynn in texas. :(