Leria Hawkins

Freshman - 772 Points (39 forever / Sweet Carolina)

Broken - Poem by Leria Hawkins

Date: April 4,2013

You’ve got me locked up in this cage
My mouth full of dirt, my heart full of rage
I’ve been beggin and pleadin, won’t you let me go
The veins so tight, they’re gonna blow
You pick me up, then push me down
Hold me under, until I drown
I don’t understand the reasons why
You clip my wings, then demand I fly
You’ve got me nailed to your cross
A load to carry, when I feel so lost
I never know which way to turn
You stoke my flame, then watch me burn
The fare you serve, so sticky sweet
You fill my plate, but won’t let me eat
You light a candle, just out of reach
Is there a lesson, you’re tryin’ to teach?
I don’t know why, you love these chains
Like a man on fire, a heart deranged
Bound and gagged, seems the only way
To keep your angry beasts at bay
I’m a prisoner of your wild desires
…Trapped inside a lustful fire
You want to have, but not to hold
I’ve never felt…a fire as cold
Baby, baby, why can’t you see
What this torment does to me
Don’t you feel the loss of my decay
I’m a broken sparrow, trapped in a cage

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Copyright © 2013 Leria Hawkins, All Rights Reserved

Comments about Broken by Leria Hawkins

  • Gold Star - 69,929 Points Gajanan Mishra (5/4/2013 12:11:00 AM)

    I am broken sparrow. feel me, see me. good write.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 3, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 4, 2013

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