A Poem by A.Lee


Why am I
Trapped alone in a darkened world
Left to feel
But never know relief from pain

Why do I
Embrace a life so full of sadness
While the light
Dances just beyond my grasp

When did I
Become unworthy of a friend
Someone to care
No matter how low I may be

And how can I
Convince myself that I should live
When all I see
Is everything that that's wrong with me

I am drowning
In a world where I don't belong
Where only sorrow
Comes to soothe the open wounds

A firefly
Trapped in this jar of my existence
I watched you smile
And leave me here to fade away

© 2010 A.Lee

Author's Note

just thoughts.

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Hey Cattie,
Interesting sentiments of inprisonment and betrayal, of abandonment. As always your poetry hits a mark beyond imagination making it so good, and so unique.
Good job, my dear! BZ

Sorry I've been a little preoccupied with my studies. School's finally back in session!

Posted 12 Years Ago

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"a firefly.. trapped in this jar of my existence" .. that hit me to the core. how often we come across these feelings of not belonging to our surmount.. but i don't know my dear friend if happiness lies on sunny side of hill or our mind is on leeward side.

Posted 12 Years Ago

This was good even though it was just for thoughts. It was a strong piece though. I liked the way you had the firefly as a metaphor to your life. If that makes sense. Well anyway good job. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Brilliant. Beautifully written. Very moving

"A firefly
Trapped in this jar of my existence
I watched you smile
And leave me here to fade away"

Just amazing!

Posted 12 Years Ago

That was sweet and powerful, specially the last part. Sometimes I feel like that too.

Posted 12 Years Ago

As always love, the imagery is stunning!
A saddening poem although not without insight!
Beautiful work

Posted 12 Years Ago

I think it's brilliant.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Very good poem, I really enjoy it.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Loved this...especially the last stanza:

"A firefly
Trapped in this jar of my existence
I watched you smile
And leave me here to fade away"

You are such a great writer...keep writing!

Posted 12 Years Ago

Beautiful souls write beautiful poetry. Simply fantastic write here. I love the form and overall style of this. The last stanza just blows me away.

Posted 12 Years Ago

two thumbs up, I enjoy depressing poetry and yours hit the spot. AMAZING...really.

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on August 26, 2010
Last Updated on August 26, 2010



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