Trapped

I feel it build inside of me

I begin to embrace the rage

Knowing it gives me strength

A way to get out of this cage

My emotions have been trapped

For far too many years

I wore the mask like a pro

Hiding all of my fears

But today begins a new me

One to encompass all I feel

No right or wrong feelings

Only ones that are very real


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – cage

Shattered Dreams

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I just can’t believe it

I’m so angry I could spit

You broke your promise again

I feel like I can never win

Shattered dreams in the night

Hoping it will work out right

 

You swore this time you wouldn’t do it

But I sit here watching you get lit

You’re past the all night partying age

Your latest lie gives me pure rage

Shattered dreams in the night

Hoping it will work out right

 

The last straw that broke my back

Was because of compassion you lack

My mom’s death didn’t keep you sober

That’s when I knew it was over

Shattered dreams in the night

Hoping it will work out right

 

You kept drinking all day

No matter what I’d say

I couldn’t watch you slowly die

I was tired of my nightly cry

Shattered dreams in the night

Hoping it will work out right

 

And in a short time

You were no longer mine

You died in your bed

Still with demons in your head

Shattered dreams in the night

Nothing about this was right

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – rage