Gina Okafor


Running From My Fate


Why do I feel this way always
I always wish to be free and to fly away
I try to get away from my captors
But they catch me every time
I run from depression, sadness and grief
But they catch me every time

They won’t let me go
I have no reason to stay with them
To feel them
But they won’t let me go
They hold me so close I can hardly breathe

Sometimes I think to end it so I will be free
But I realize to be free that way is the end
No way I can be free and experience what I want to that way

I always run towards happiness but I hardly ever reach it
Depression won’t let me go
No one can free me
No one notices my chains
One day I will be free from bondage one way or another

Submitted: Monday, January 16, 2006
Edited: Thursday, January 26, 2006

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  • Rookie Gregory Gunn (1/16/2006 2:47:00 PM)

    Dear Gina,
    Stay the course no matter how tumultuous the seas. I've seen some extremely violent tempests and just pulled out of a recent one. Needless to say but can relate heavily. Do you have any other poems to post?
    x Gregory x (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Liz Munro (1/16/2006 1:24:00 AM)

    great flow with an excellent choise of words.
    Happyness is there infront of you in the tiny things like a smile
    and i'm sending you one of my smiles to try and
    make you feel better: -)
    (((((HUGS)))))
    Liz (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mickey Pig Knuckles (1/16/2006 12:35:00 AM)

    Yes Gina, one day you will be free and then you can live the Best Years of your life. I was drawn to you through the title you have selected for thsi wonderful poem and now very glad I was as your talent as a poet is glowing brightly and I really admire your writing style. I must now Thank You for sharing your gift of poetic words with your readers and especially for giving us just a little of you Gina. I must leave now but before I do I have to ask a small request from you. Will you keep your little fingers sweeping across your key board keys creating more of your wonderful words of poetry for everyone please. Your New Reading Fan, Mickey Pig knuckles :) (Report) Reply

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