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If I could just let it free
Just for a second
To let loose the ropes and chains that bound
The ball and chain on my feet, the hangman's noose
that I have tightened

The recluse;

The young lady who cannot take the pain anymore
Who is she to anyone?
The mere shadow on the wall
The walking dead, as the tears that fall

Who are you angry at?
No one but you
No one to blame but yourself
Y O U R S E L F 
Take off your chain
Discard the rope
It is not needed
and indeed no one cares
so just be free!

Who are they to judge what has been created?

You cannot change the eye that looks back in the mirror
The eye that has been found fraudulent
The smile that is temporal and weak
Someone has noticed, you see
Someone has cared and seen the facade that masks the anger,
Internal warfare that rips at the tender flesh of your insides
So now you must change, just be free
If you cannot be yourself, then who or what are you living as?
Someone you do not recognise when you look at your reflection
Deep down, you know, you know, you know too well
That is not you

No one wants to be you
So you be you and no one else
No one sees what you see, smells, tastes, thinks, behaves, responds
or moves how you move,
You are tired
Draggin' that ball behind your heel, 
The chain that noisily clangs as you pull yourself through your torment,
it is blistering your skin
Such a mistake 
You are living as if you are a mistake
Lift your eyes
The horizon awaits you
New days
New hopes and goals, the fantasy from childhood
That young girl is still there waiting patiently
Sitting obediently in the corner, hands clasped around her small knees
She will never leave but is quietly waiting for the first move,

Your first move
Do not wait any longer
It is well
Be free
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F                                               R



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  1. Date: 3/1/2009 7:18:00 AM
    wow! thats really deep. i lost time in that one! :)