You Demand To Bolt My Mouth Shut

by CathyButterflyJC   Nov 20, 2012

You demand to bolt my mouth shut
You try to keep my voice inside
Try to cram my complaints back down my throat
And erase what my mind revolves about
And you tell me what my goals should be around
And how the dreams I hold are just mindless spin
Maybe reality's not what I want to live in
As yeah sometimes
I sink to the world inside my head
But these passions and dreams I speak of outloud
They are not dead

Well here's a wakeup call to you
On my own chooses I'll get through
This is my own life and my own ride
And I'll choose what to show or hide
You can't make up decisions
Or say my passions is my destruction

If I want to be in university for ten years
You can't tell me it's not worth it
Stop saying it will get me nowhere
'Cause I know enough what to dare
And I know the times aren't always fair
But I have goals
And I dreams of when they'll unfold

If I want to be a musician
You can't tell me passion's not enough
If I practice a bass guitar
You shouldn't tell me I'll never get there
Because you said that about getting here

If I want to write a ten thousand page novel
Full of description and the heart's affair
I won't listen if you say there's no way
And writing is a waste of a day
Because I'll write my heart out
And in poetry my heart will sprout

Society tries to form us into their prescription
Peers fill us with their opinionation
Make us wonder about our own observation
To all you I say
Let your heart and soul
Lead the way
I'll be a musician
Bass guitarist
A novelist
A poetess


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  • 3 years ago

    by Gabriel

    This is what I should tell my mom and dad, worst case scenario to following my dreams: I'm not rich when I never wanted to be but I'm happy doing what I want, If I listened to them it would be living life for money and making nothing of my talents and interests.

  • 6 years ago

    by Love Hurts

    I'm speechless.....Beautiful, just beautiful.

  • 7 years ago

    by Lynette

    Love the overall concept of this poem and the way it was written. I know enough people who listened to other people... An unemployed biologist working at walmart just wishing they had listened to themselves over others and followed their passions, like art history. This put a smile on my face.

  • 7 years ago

    by The Lady of Shalott

    Magnifique! You're very talented. 5/5

  • 7 years ago

    by Robert Gardiner

    Wonderful Spill, Excellent!!!