Jennifer Ottinger

Rookie (8/10/94 / St. Paul)

Binding - Poem by Jennifer Ottinger

Don’t keep me tied down.
Don’t tell me no.
You have no idea
That I long for my life.
Stop taking it from me,
It hurts those stupid limitations.
I just want to fly,
No one knows me truly.
Only I can survive on my own.
Just unlock the cage
Help me escape.
The darkness suffocates
Limiting my sight.
The shackles keep me in place.
Restricting my movement.
Let go!
I can’t stand it anymore!
I hate crying!
Can’t you see?
I want myself!
I’m not that little girl anymore.


Comments about Binding by Jennifer Ottinger

  • (11/24/2009 8:24:00 AM)

    Inner struggle of a growing teenager
    nicely brought to life.
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  • Naseer Ahmed Nasir (11/17/2009 1:20:00 AM)

    It's good that you want to fly on your own. It seems that you have great determination, more that your age even. Love is not a binding it is rather freedom. Keep going on your own preserving love at the same time.
    Best Wishes.

    Naseer
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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 16, 2009

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 14, 2011


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