Submitted Date 03/22/2019

She lowers her heavy eyes
Filled with sadness and doubt
She believed all your lies
And withered in your shouts

Never enough is what she sees
Or so you had her think
She wanted only to be
But you never let her speak

She's just the straw in an empty glass
With no purpose to fill
This time needs to pass
So down go the pills

And she swallows
And she cries
And she swallows
Away she flies

She needs to find the strength
So she gets alone to think
Liberty knows no length
Now is not the time to sink

Then she packs her things
And walks out the door
Freedom smells so sweet
Away she soars

And she flies
With a new purpose to fill
And she flies
She puts down the pills

The sky is no more wild
Colors fill her eyes
Once more a child
Away she flies

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  • Miranda Fotia 1 year ago

    Very powerful message! Great poem! Thanks for sharing!

  • Tomas Chough 1 year ago

    Very impactful poem. I'm sure you put a lot of emotion into it. Thanks for sharing!

  • Kiersten Felch 1 year ago

    I love that she ended up being able to get away. I just feel a few too many lines begin with "and". It detracts a bit from the beauty of the form and rhyme. It begins quite a few of the lines, so maybe try and change it up? An example. though not my best: "So she swallows And she cries So she swallows Away she flies"