A Poem by bella

poem is inspired by the book Fahrenheit 451

I was so blind to the truth
For so long they were the sun
But my sun gave me darkness
They tamed me like a wild beast
Forced me into a cage far too small for my spirit
And this whole time I was okay with it
Until I realized I didn't know who 'they' were
And why they controlled me
Finally I snapped
I broke through my cell
Picked my lock
And when the world saw me for me
It terrified and hurt them
And I couldn't bear being the devils monster
It hurt my wild heart so bad it broke in two
And before I knew it
I was running
And when I found a place for myself
The world broke down around me
The world that forced me into submission was gone
And all that was left was the things they tried to rid of
Our independent thoughts
Our individual worlds

© 2018 bella

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damn...this is so heartfelt and raw...so existentially strong in the fact of the pain of a persons enlightenment when scrutinized and attacked by the mob/societal mentality...

Posted 4 Months Ago

Wow. That is a very powerful poem, and I think many people can connect to it, especially me. It is amazing, considering that you don't feel that confident as a poet. Really all I can say on the constructive side is let the flow, flow! Other than that, terrific job!

Posted 10 Months Ago

1 of 2 people found this review constructive.


10 Months Ago

No problem! I really hope I helped some how, because helping is one of the few things I love more th.. read more

10 Months Ago

Haha I volunteer at the nursing home and read poems to an old lady

10 Months Ago

cool! I hope they love your job!

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Added on May 19, 2017
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