Invisible chains

by Larry   Oct 15, 2005


I am bound by invisible chains,
chains that will not break;
i am not afraid of death,
it is life i can not take!

you may sometimes hear me say
in a calm and sacred voice,
to choose life over death
is to a fool make a foolish choice!

i am too scared to live,
and too unfortunate to die;
too scared to take chances,
and too eager to cry!

i look for a way out,
so I have no need to pretend;
i scream to inform the world
that I look forward to the end!

i look forward to the day
when I take my final breath;
and only then will I know
if the only peace, in life, is death!

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  • 13 years ago

    by Lenny

    I liked. Good message, nice flow, the only line Im not too sure of is this one: 'is to a fool make a foolish choice!' Just didn't make immediate sense when I first read it...

  • 14 years ago

    by Leslie

    That was beautiful. I was about to quote the last two lines of the first stanza because they're so honest and amazing. I discovered as I continued to read that the whole poem is strikingly honest and so real. I'm blown away, this is possibly the best poem I've read in a while. Thank you.

  • 14 years ago

    by martha shaw

    Wow that's sad

  • 14 years ago

    by sarah

    I am too scared to live,
    and too unfortunate to die;
    too scared to take chances,
    and too eager to cry!
    i love this

  • 14 years ago

    by Amber

    I am depressed after reading this poem b/c I have been through a "phase" as my parents called it that was just like this! But now I just kinda go with the flow! I do like this poem though and kudos to you on being able to express those feelings in a poetic manner!