Linda Hill

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Captured - Poem by Linda Hill

Captured by the years
You had me under your spell
Even now I can't seem
To climb out of this hell
So many scars I still carry
Buried deep in my heart
They still haunt my dreams
Even though we are apart

Will you ever leave me
Am I still in your control
After all this time
Why do you still have this hold
I can still hear your put downs
And I feel one inch tall
My self esteem, my inner peace
Man, you took it all

The bitterness I feel
I've tried to put away
Maybe as time moves on I will
But it won't be today
There is too much rage inside
And it keeps hanging on
I'm just giving you more power
Even though I know its wrong

Captured by your abuse
Your darkness is all I see
I want to walk tall in the sunshine
But you won't let me be...

(C) Linda Hill

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 22, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 5, 2011

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