Help!

Help!

A Chapter by Debbie Barry
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Written in 12th grade, a poem about feeling isolated in a new school.

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Help!



May 6, 1987

 


Help!

Noise -

 Confusion-

But so small!

Lost -

        Alone -

                So small!

Longing for largeness -

Longing for space -

Confined!

Restricted!

Stifled!

Enough!

Enough of small -

Enough of simple -

Enough of closeness -

Stop!

Walls closing -

                Doors closing -

                        Mind closing -

Initiative gone -

                                Identity gone -

                                Sanity gone -

No!

Leave!

Escape!

No one sees -

All is seen!

No one knows -

All is known!

No one learns -

What is learn?

Movement -

Freedom -

Thought -

Descending to an abyss -

Falling -

Sinking -

Dying

In smallness.

Lost!

Unknown!

Afraid!

Seeking:

Release -

Knowledge -

Identity -

Security -

Confidence.

Gone.

All is gone.

The past is over.

The future is far.

Now is not

In this tiny hole

In a tiny corner

Of a tiny world

In a huge universe!

Of thought -

Of movement -

Of creativity -

Of love.

Love is,

But not here -

Not small -

Not restricted -

Not confining -

REAL!

This world is small,

But my world is love;

My love is real!

I am safe.

 


For Wilmington.




© 2017 Debbie Barry



Author's Note

Debbie Barry
I wrote this when I was 18. Initial reactions are appreciated.

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Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry

Clarkston, MI



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I live with my husband in southeastern Michigan with our two cats, Mister and Goblin. We enjoy exploring history through French and Indian War re-enactment and through medieval re-enactment in the So.. more..

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