A Poem by JohnnyB

Caught in a prison, caught in a jail,
Caught in a lifetime of merciless hell,
Caught by mistakes made while blind,
Visions of failure invaded my mind;

Caught in a web, caught in a lie,
Caught by deception with my head in the sky,
Caught by the vices that claim the masses,
Just one of the many from all different classes;

Caught by lust, caught by greed,
Caught by desire, caught by need,
Caught by jealousy with a blistering rage,
Forever locked in a smothering cage;

Caught in sorrow, caught in fears,
Caught in distrust, caught crying endless tears,
Caught by depression that ruled my brain,
I thought I'd be drowned by the flood of rain;

Caught, but alive, I swam frantically to shore,
I searched and searched for an open door,
There were so many that I started to scream,
I thought I'd never escape from this awful dream;

But, alas, I awoke from my altered state,
And remembered I'm the one who chooses my fate,
Though dazed, still alive, the clouds finally lifted,
I realized in humility-I'm human, I'm gifted.

__________________________________J R Brock
© 1995 john-michael productions, ltd.

© 2010 JohnnyB

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Very beautiful!!! I really like how the rhymes are flowing.
Nice writing!!

Posted 4 Years Ago

Clearly cut, words like razors, sharp and to the point. Very nice, it has a frantic ryhthm to it. Nicely penned :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

I read this is a sort of frantic, hurried pace. I love the rhythm.

Posted 9 Years Ago

i like the picture and the entire poem. pretty deep, very emotional, but this one has a happy ending.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Oh what a wicked b we weave when first we practice to decieve lol
i love it

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on January 26, 2010
Last Updated on February 2, 2010
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