Fish in your bowl

Fish in your bowl

A Poem by +she plays with matches+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
You care for me
I know this is true
but your little goldfish
is feeling a darker hue
I removed my fin
discarded all of my scales
helpless now, not able to swim.
 
Divested somehow 
the only thing to veil me now
is a delicate, mortal like skin
apathetic and chilled
you warm me up
with a thimble of gin.
 
You talk to me
but I can't interpret thee
your pupils magnified
con-caved by my bowl
the blue in your eye
eclipsed by the thump of a fly.
 
Slowly and carefully
your hand reaches down
a trembling fear, replaces my frown
your finger caressing my head
adding some water
replenishing my daily bread. 
 
My paramour, my beekeeper
not sure what you are
a giant-like bazaar
the only existence I'm allowed to know
I sit waiting and in awe of you
hoping you can make some flowers grow?
 
You care for me
I know this is true
but this universe of yours
selfish in design, not of my creation
you provide me with infatuation and air
but trapped I am, to go nowhere.

 

 

 


© 2014 +she plays with matches+



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I know this feeling... Your poetry gives this thought a voice and somehow eases the pain of it. We often get into the "bowl" on our own accord. Too late do we realize that we will never see the outside of it again...
Yet, here, in poetry and expression we can be complete again and free!
Write the bowl away and let your soul wash out upon the world!


Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Wow yeah it's easy to relate to. You always put things in such an awesome way! I really am speechless, Muse. You are amazingly talented!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I know this feeling... Your poetry gives this thought a voice and somehow eases the pain of it. We often get into the "bowl" on our own accord. Too late do we realize that we will never see the outside of it again...
Yet, here, in poetry and expression we can be complete again and free!
Write the bowl away and let your soul wash out upon the world!


Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

OOOOOOH HOW I FEEL THIS!!!! that was an awesome write!!! full of situation, emotion, conviction, recognition, and yet STUCK!!!!! **shakes head** oooohh how I understand... very nice read, can relate to it on so many different levels!! def going into my fav. pile!! thank you for sharing!!

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Love should make us feel free and alive, not caged and restricted... some have a warped sense of love.

the only existence I'm allowed to know
I sit waiting and in awe of you
hoping you can make some flowers grow?

WOW so powerful.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

all imprisoned souls, we bring them home in a plastic bag, and toss them when we grow weary of their glitter

Posted 5 Years Ago


We can end up giving up so much of who we really are to be with someone that the very air we breathe is foreign and toxic--wonderful piece!

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I felt the woman in the bowl all throughout this write.. You never cease to amaze me with your creativity... excellent write..xx

Posted 6 Years Ago


fishbowls , birdcages and butterflies with pins in their wings , how they sadden me .



Posted 6 Years Ago


Nice write! This is complex and intricate, filled with interwoven imagery and emotion. Very good indeed!

Posted 6 Years Ago



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