I Want Out ( Pt.1 Of Stages)

I Want Out ( Pt.1 Of Stages)

A Poem by Gianna Jackson

There are a few parts to this collect and if it isn't clear already, Stages deals with the different levels of separation. Not only romantic relationships, but familial ties and friendships.^__^


I Want Out (Pt.1 Of Stages)

I want out
Of this afflicting corrosion
Of this cage
Of these chains

Let me breathe
The fresh, brisk air of freedom
The wondrous curiosity of the future
The alluring excitement of adventure

Cut these strings
That hold, restrict and control me
That protect, connect, and console me
That loved, sheltered and enriched me

Walk away
From the years of warmth, family and structure
From the fights, tears and shattering glass
From the promises, secrets, distance and omission

Fessing up
To my lover
To my best friend
To my partner in crime

That the life we built can no longer withstand the destructive force of this relentless storm

That the more we try, the more it hurts
That the void between us is much bigger than three little words

That the dust will never settle because these pieces aren’t worth saving
That we’re chasing down shadows from our past, but those strangers are never coming back


© 2016 Gianna Jackson

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Added on April 28, 2016
Last Updated on April 28, 2016
Tags: original content, original poems by G. Jacks, I Want Out, Stages series, poetry, relationships, breaking up


Gianna Jackson
Gianna Jackson


I went to school for film studies and production and I am currently completing my masters in Creative Writing. I've been writing (creatively) since I was ten. But my writing (hopefully) has improved s.. more..