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Authoritarian Box

Authoritarian Box

A Poem by Chidoriflower
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poem abt my dad and his strict expectations

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You try to shove me into your black box
Force me behind your pristine white line
Don't you see once I've been set free
You can never tear me down again

You try to hold me in your crushing embrace
Not knowing you're the one killing me
Can't you understand I'm not a puppet
You can't hold me down I've got no strings

You try to dress me up or dress me down
Shut down my voice, paint me like a clown
Can't you see I'm my own person
You can't make another you, another version

You try to mold and twist me into a living opinion
Show me off to the fake people you want to impress
Why do their thoughts matter more than my life
You can't cage a wild animal and expect it not to bite

You try to get me to like you, like they do
But you can't show them how broken you really are
Because being wrapped in polite ice is easier
You can't hide, they'll find out you're a liar

You try to control me, but I'm now free
I am my own person, and I'll improve for me
I'm sorry you can't escape yourself for now
You can do what you will, but I'll go and take a bow

© 2018 Chidoriflower


Author's Note

Chidoriflower
So I wrote this about five yrs ago, but the last two parts are written now. As a teen my dad had high expectations for all my siblings. I started realizing I was different and it upset him. We're at an ok place now and I wish the best for him really. Tell me what I can improve on please! Thank you for reading ^^

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Parents who exert too much control over their children could be causing them lifelong psychological damage, according to a study which tracked a group of people born in the 1940s until the present day. Your composition highlights the effects this condition has on a young mind - good share my friend! PS happy to see you are getting on with your father better nowadays! :-)

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Chidoriflower

1 Year Ago

Thank you for the thoughtful review!



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Parents who exert too much control over their children could be causing them lifelong psychological damage, according to a study which tracked a group of people born in the 1940s until the present day. Your composition highlights the effects this condition has on a young mind - good share my friend! PS happy to see you are getting on with your father better nowadays! :-)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chidoriflower

1 Year Ago

Thank you for the thoughtful review!

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Added on February 16, 2018
Last Updated on February 16, 2018
Tags: authoritarian, poetry, angst, emo, me being emo a few years ago

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Chidoriflower
Chidoriflower

R.I.P, CA



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I love reading, from YA books to classic English literature. Writing is my vent usually. I'm gay as hell. I like food, anime, videogames, and traditional dances. (Like waltzing, salsa, west/east coast.. more..

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