Sunday, November 26, 2017

Uncage Me - Poem



She hides
She hides
From the intensity of the light
She cries
She cries
From the horrors of the night
 
I see her
Blocking her ears,
Pulling her hair,
Screaming at her fears,
Sitting with frozen feet bare.

I call out her name
But she is barely there
Fading right before me,
Disappearing from light to air.

"Uncage me!"
She once told me.

But how do you break someone free
From the prison they fashioned for themselves
And threw away its key?


"I'm coming!
I'm coming!"
I shout.

But behind the barrier
That is her prison
My words are weightless
Incapable of breaking her high walls

"I'm coming!
I'm coming!"

But within her mind, she hides,
In the darkness, she cries
And I am left to toil
To set her free
From the cage of her mind
One she has so well enclosed herself in

"Uncage Me!"
The words linger in my mind

But how do you break someone free
From the prison they fashioned for themselves
And threw away its key?



By: Nada Adel Sobhi

Written Sunday, 26 November 2017 at 5:00 am

The above poem was inspired by the image, which is the 75th picture prompt in the Takhayyal/Imagine writing prompt series. Post your own poem/piece inspired by the image here.