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Chained - Poem by beast of burden

Chained to a life, that is filled with pain;
To the chaos within, driving me insane

Chained to an invisible prison, the only home I’ve known;
Like a dog to a tree, forgotten and alone

Chained to the shackles, that drag at my feet;
And feeling as if my life will never be complete

Chained and tormented by the commotion in my head;
Praying daily to God to leave me for dead

Chained to heartache and also blame;
I cringe at the sound of my own name

Chained to the one in the mirror, who only knows sorrow;
To a life that has no desire to see tomorrow

Chained and tortured, because I’m the unwanted one;
Sobbing alone, because I was the daughter, not the son

Chained to a rock, drowning in life’s undertow;
Forbidden to have dreams and see them grow

Chained and feeling I’m being buried alive,
I'm ready to give up, lost all will to survive

Chained and only allowed to stand outside, looking in;
Dying from the heart that keeps caving in

Chained and tormented by ridicule poured on me by humanity;
Tied and drugged, because I lost control over my sanity

Chained and forbidden to enjoy all of life’s wealth
Because I’m unforgiven by everyone, including myself

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 25, 2005

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