Jessica Paige Davies

Shrouded - Poem by Jessica Paige Davies

I'm lonely.
They've all left me.
My friends and family,
All gone with happy faces.

What do you expect me to say with honesty?
You call me a genius,
A prodigy.
Nay that's all a lie.

It's called hard work,
Determination and devotion.
So please don't laugh and smirk,
I don't want to wear this mask any longer.

I'm tired of being the good girl,
But I don't want to disappoint.
Maybe I'm greedy like a clams pearl,
Shinning like a star, yet deceiving.

I don't want to be saved,
Yet I want to be free.
I'm a selfish bird that's caged,
My feathers clipped and trimmed.

Maybe I'm strange,
Maybe I'm bizarre.
Like a red button in loose change,
A robin shrouded in darkness.

Topic(s) of this poem: dark

Poet's Notes about The Poem

My inspiration for this poem didn't really come from myself in particular, but at the time I wrote this I felt a little under pressure; some even started to call me a genius. So yeah, this is a poem that doesn't make much sense (to me anyway) , but I hope others will enjoy it.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 20, 2014

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