Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

They Shut Me Up In Prose - Poem by Emily Dickinson

They shut me up in Prose --
As when a little Girl
They put me in the Closet --
Because they liked me "still" --

Still! Could themself have peeped --
And seen my Brain -- go round --
They might as wise have lodged a Bird
For Treason -- in the Pound --

Himself has but to will
And easy as a Star
Abolish his Captivity --
And laugh -- No more have I --


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  • * Sunprincess * (6/23/2016 8:23:00 PM)

    ........I hope this wasn't true ★ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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