10 Mar




By: Tony L. Jefferson, Jr.


Behind the bars of my mind

My words are my only freedom

Freedom to dream and create

With these words written

I create my own paradise

Where birds fly free and people have love for one another

But that’s my fantasy

Reality sets in when you peek through the bars of life

Trapped inside my mind

My words struggle to break free of the stigma of ugliness found in life

Situations arise that test my durability

Test my strength

But I rise to the occasion

Open to the opposition

It can drain my physical being but my soul remains strong and intact

Still when I awake from my long slumber

I remain trapped within the confines of my mind


Posted by on March 10, 2009 in Poems of Expression


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5 responses to “Trapped

  1. inconvenientbody

    March 17, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    I like this poem for its immediacy. I feel you. I could spend the rest of my life recreating the cosmos with language.

  2. Tweety

    March 20, 2009 at 10:35 am

    beautiful….just beautful.

    I write and edit as well.

  3. Just Another Guy

    March 20, 2009 at 11:59 am

    ‘Reality sets in when you peek through the bars of life’ Thats line wins it. Great work bro.

  4. ladyh

    April 3, 2009 at 8:02 am

    That was interesting, and nice photo also.

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