David Harris

Gold Star - 4,611 Points (18 June 1945 / Bradfield, England)

My Room My Prison Be - Poem by David Harris

Looking out my window
at the world outside.
I wonder why I am not out there,
playing around and having fun.

The bars at the windows
are what keeps me here.
They imprison not only me,
but also my heart and soul.

I plead sometimes
for them to disappear,
but my mind will not do it,
as it put them there.

I‘m imprisoned in my fortress,
the place I call my home.
Imprisoned by my mind,
because my mind decrees it so.

Imprisoned by a daily routine,
I find it hard to break,
and sometimes,
I do not want to break it.

Without that daily routine,
what would my life be?
Going around in circles,
until eternity?

My own guilt,
put me in my own prison,
and only I have,
the key to release me.


17 June 2007


Comments about My Room My Prison Be by David Harris

  • (6/17/2007 2:17:00 PM)

    It can some times feel that way David... Same old thing day after day, but there is some thing comforting about a set way of life, its good to have a break now and then, but how many after a while long to get back to our ways...10 (Report) Reply

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  • (6/17/2007 11:09:00 AM)

    i'm in that same room but i lost the key now what do i do....i talk to my friends here and find a new key : O) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 17, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 12, 2011


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