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Be Free

Grind it all away…
The sadness, the disease of malnutrition, the decay…
I want you to float on high like a feather off a bird
Allowing the calmer breezes to bring you to this world
Grind these cruel thoughts into bits and see the good
I would give you a place to stay if I could
If you would stay, if you would allow yourself to bloom
Instead of blinding yourself with self-hatred and gloom
I am so sick of you hating yourself because of me
I am so sick of wanting to be free
We are…take it all away
Listen, stop screaming in your head for me to stay
I am here—but your cruel necessities drive all away
Lift up your voids of anger, sadness, and deceit
Loosen up your sovereignties—and breathe!!!
I cannot help you all of the time
I cannot save you from the currents
But please…please don’t let the pain flourish
Let yourself free from the bondage of your caged sorrows
Allow yourself to fill up on warmth—allow yourself to swallow!
But upon the excruciating agony—still you wallow
Why do you choose to do this for yourself? 
Why have you given up? 
You know, what hurts the most?
That you accept your pain…your so-called pathetic ways
And drag me straight down with you…
Shall we swim together in the waste of time,
That you have so craftily established? 
I will rise to the surface without blemish
I will tell you once more—be free!!!
And if you only ignore—
All will not matter anymore

I am not staying to watch you fall
Pick yourself up if you care at all
But don’t bring me down like this
Don’t accept the negative wars 
Or like a war, fight them off, cut them off, grind them to dust
I will fight with you if I must…

But I will not accept defeat
Get up on your feet


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  1. Date: 3/12/2013 1:47:00 PM
    So strong...really great poetry, Laura. I was captivated.

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 11:19:00 PM
    Just beautiful..... :o)

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 5:34:00 PM
    A Guardian Angel no doubt - genuine motivation Laura - J.A.B. %

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 4:18:00 PM
    Laura, it all goes down well. not accepting what brings you down... i will be free... he he. like a bird, forgetting all them matters that might or not matter... always~ PD

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 10:42:00 PM
    A very powerful write...very deep! Hope your friend takes your advice and grinds all the negativity away! :)

    Breidenthal Avatar Laura Breidenthal
    Date: 3/8/2013 10:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I appreciate your sweet comment. Thanks so much Eileen! ~Laura