Brianna Trombley

Rookie (march 1990 / Michigan)

Trapped - Poem by Brianna Trombley

Im here because of them
All who know me
Their expectations constantly growing
Their thoughts on the person I should be

Bound by the desire to please
I chose the path they set for me
Their wishes for me I shall appease
Their proud looks all I see

Disappointment, even the thought confines me
Which is why I’ve chosen to follow their way
The person I am is different from the person ill be
If they continue to control me day by day

“to thou own self be true”
I’ve never known
Farther from myself
I’ve grown and grown

I must break the gap
And take my life back
Or else forever ill be in this trap

Myself, for the first time I shall be
They will accept this to my face
But deep inside, there’s disappointment, I can see
Disappeared now, without a trace
All their work and dreams they’ve lived through me

They don’t know me
This is too hard for them to understand
They look at me thinking
This wasn’t part of the plan

The one by which I’ve lived my life
For all these years, the best I could
But that has now become a strife
Between who I am and who I’ve become

All I feel is pain
From the conflict inside
By staying on this path
It will never subside

to my own self
I shall finally be true
Let them know the real me
Is what I shall do

Comments about Trapped by Brianna Trombley

  • (1/18/2009 12:42:00 PM)

    breaking free of others' expectations for you and just being yourself...similar to my own poem 'Don't Ask! (D v.s M) '...great write...
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  • (12/7/2008 11:30:00 AM)

    You never fail to blow me away..... (Report) Reply

  • (12/6/2008 9:54:00 PM)

    Brianna One must be true to oneself and sometimes it takes time and life experience to really know. Very well done! ......Karin Anderson (Report) Reply

  • (12/6/2008 8:29:00 PM)

    Hello Brianna,

    Send this poem home and a copy of my poem 'IN ME'

    Be Strong! 10 for the passion!

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 3, 2008

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