These Chains

These Chains

A Poem by Nightingale Silva
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A poem about having social anxiety, from the sufferer's point of view.

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"What am I doing here?" - A question I oft ask myself.
What is our purpose? What is our meaning?
A vast world I find myself in,
Forever growing, forever changing...
I always find myself losing focus, forever rearranging.

I sit back and I watch
As everyone lives freely around me.
I could do the same, 
But these chains, they shackle me.

I sit, I watch, I listen, I learn.
People are a curious bunch,
They scare me, yet intrigue me.
They always leave me with a hunch.

Sometimes I wish I could be like them,
Wander around freely and feel free like them.
But these chains, they shackle me, 
When all I want to be is free!

But these chains, they shackle me...
Keep me from being who I want to be...
Keep me from seeing all I want to see...
Keeping me locked away for all eternity.

 

© 2014 Nightingale Silva


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Nightingale Silva
Enjoy, let me know what you think. :)

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I really enjoyed this. Within these words I felt right at home, if you get a chance and you enjoy metalish music you should check out Dream Theater's "These Walls" The song has a completely different meaning, but to me it will always represent my feelings toward social anxieties.

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I really enjoyed this. Within these words I felt right at home, if you get a chance and you enjoy metalish music you should check out Dream Theater's "These Walls" The song has a completely different meaning, but to me it will always represent my feelings toward social anxieties.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on October 29, 2014
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Tags: social anxiety, anxiety, people, life, mental, thought, poem, prose

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Nightingale Silva
Nightingale Silva

Corpus Christi, TX



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I am a poet, creative writer, and freelance journalist. I have been writing since I can remember. I work for several websites, doing gaming journalism for GamingPrecision and UnboundGamer. Also write .. more..

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