A.J. McKinley

Rookie (July,1975 / Indiana, United States)

Trapped - Poem by A.J. McKinley

I am trapped, but I will not bow
I am a prisoner, but you will not break me
Your sorrows are not mine nor your insecurities
You cast stones upon houses when yours is transparent
When will you learn to shut up
When will you learn to be nice
The disillusionment you think is glamour
Your disillusionment I think is tedious
Complaints now fall upon enraged ears
You are not like me so don't compare
You blame me for your problems
But its just another thing for you to whine about
You speak of responsibility, but you cannot be trusted
Your talk of bravado fools nobody but yourself
Lies fall from broken lips like rain
Your lies mock me and cause naught but pain
When will you grow up
When will you let go
You are still a child inside
That child has not healed, but I see you
I see you for the vindictive person you are
You enjoy torment and pain
You enjoy manipulation of truth
You wouldn't know me if I stood in front of you
You wouldn't know me if I spoke
You wouldn't see me for your eyes are clouded
You wouldn't like me because I know what you are
I am trapped, but I will not bow
I am a prisoner, but you will not break me

Copyright 2006 A.J. McKinley

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, August 20, 2010

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