A Poem by De'Andre

A couple years back, I felt so trapped and detained. I felt like everyone owned me and it was like i had no identity to claim as my own. Then one day, this happened.


Closed up, locked down

Filled with strife all around

Bruised and battered, been thrown all about

I ain't got enough strength to get up and break out


Stabbed, shot, beat down

I'm trapped here in this town

Wanna fight but something's holdin me back

Was forced to come here; beat and thrown in a sack


I don't want to stay closed up, I wanna break out

But it seems I don't have it in me to open my mouth

I'm torched every minute of these miserable days

Now it's lookin like this'll be the end of my ways


Screw it; No more mister nice guy, it's time to get out

I will not be the one who ends up losing this bout

I'm tired of sitting here, trapped and detained

This'll be the last day that i'am restrained. 

© 2010 De'Andre

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This could be a song!
Love the last two lines, just love your work really (:

Posted 13 Years Ago


Posted 13 Years Ago

You need to break the restrains and run free of the rules. I like this poem. The world can lock us up in chains. But one day we can run free again. I like the ending. A excellent poem.

Posted 13 Years Ago

Great job, very emotional. Our creativity sets us free!

Posted 13 Years Ago

I'm with you, fighting my way out. Great writing.

Posted 13 Years Ago

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The emotions are really strong. I liked it a lot.

Posted 13 Years Ago

This describes my life in so many ways. I can totally relate to this. Love the word choices and the rhyme scheme. Good job, De'Andre. (:

Posted 13 Years Ago

As a man of the rhyme, I can always appreciate yours.

Posted 13 Years Ago

I love it. Bravo!

Posted 13 Years Ago

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Added on September 30, 2010
Last Updated on October 17, 2010



San Marcos, TX

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