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I was always that kid who was in everybody else's way.
A waste of space, just another mouth to feed.
The one who was told I could never do anything right.
And, I was blamed for everything that was wrong.
The one who was told I would never amount to anything in life.
That I was good for nothing.
I was trapped.

Imprisoned in my own world like a goldfish in a bowl.
Swimming endlessly in circles, and no where to go.
Knowing that there was more out there than this.
But, no access to it.
I was trapped.

Caught in a glass jar like a summer firefly.
With no hope of release.
Forced to let my green glow fade out, like all of my dreams.
All the while, screaming as loud as I could, yet hearing nothing.
I was trapped.

Then, one day, years later, I found my release.
I had never known such freedom.
I was now able to escape, and go wherever my pen could take me.
But, more recently I found myself trapped once again, within this freedom.
Which, I am desperately trying to break free of now.

Copyright © Kelly Deschler

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  1. Date: 6/29/2014 12:35:00 PM
    Simply beautiful

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 6/30/2014 10:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much for the nice comments. I really appreciate it!
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 10:37:00 PM
    This poem remindes me of my childhood and a poem I wrote called the broken doll, we share alot in common my friend, we both have a child inside whom wishes to know love, yet it was denied to them way back when. great words of emotion dear your not over looked and i send the child within all my love and prays understanding. cheri thank you also for your comments yes the man i wrote about was my father in law a very special man that he is.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 12/30/2013 6:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for your heartfelt comments, Cheri. You really touched my heart today! I am so glad to have found another poetess that I have so much in common with. Thank you once again, my friend!
  1. Date: 11/13/2013 11:05:00 PM
    Oh! Kelly that is such a moving piece and so sad and at the same time beautifully written, so glad you turned to poetry, hope is all well with you now. xx

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 11/14/2013 4:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, things are much better now! Poetry is what helped me to get through it. I find poetry to be very therapeutic!
  1. Date: 10/4/2013 6:26:00 PM
    Kelly, this is a powerful and deep write. Full of pain, sorrow and truth. A heartfelt poem with a message for everyone to learn from. Never let anyone put you down or belittle you. Be proud of who you are Nice job

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 1:00:00 PM
    Congrats on your win..... You have the talent that takes poets to greatness... You have nicely unpainted yourself from that corner you were trapped in....Hugs to ya, girl.... Jake

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 8:32:00 PM
    Amazing win Kelly... xox~ Linda

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 4:35:00 PM
    It is as easy as saying, 'I am not trapped, I am free to come and and write as I please.' Congratulations on your win in Drake's contest. love and hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 11:58:00 AM
    Embrace the freedom and don't let people's negativity influence who you are. You come across as having a heart of gold and sometimes we say more when we write then we ever could. Awesome piece and congratulations on your win Kelly ;)

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 10:03:00 AM
    wow...sounds like you write of my life back when...powerful poem...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 9:37:00 AM
    You are a most beautiful butterfly......freely spreading your wings with beautiful words! Well done, Kelly! So glad you escaped the trap!

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 8:52:00 AM
    Congrats on your placement in my "Know your Place" contest. The vibe in this piece reeked of tension, enslaved structure & want. I enjoyed how you took the "freedom" of poetry and turned it into a "deterrent" from that same freedom. What a paradox. Nicely done!

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 6:20:00 AM
    We all find ourselves trapped everynow and then but in your case it seems you encountered some mean events in your life.Be happy with who you are.Never believe lies which makes you feel like a failure..nor approve of them.Believe in have a great ability in writing and i could see from your comments how compassionate you are..Let your words flow.We are trapped as long as we won t to be.Open the door..flutter your wings and fly..hugs

  1. Date: 9/11/2013 6:52:00 PM
    Beautiful.....and glad you found poetry! So very therapeutic :)

  1. Date: 9/11/2013 2:44:00 AM
    Bold writing....i like your theme trying to be free and i enjoyed it.

  1. Date: 9/10/2013 7:53:00 PM

  1. Date: 9/10/2013 4:29:00 PM
    Kelly that was nicely written, the trap is our ever busy minds. Turn the thoughts down, and the light comes. I am glad you decided to write...Peter

  1. Date: 9/10/2013 2:28:00 PM
    This poem was about my real life experiences, and it was sort of inspired by a line from Alfred Hitchcock's film, "Psycho"...And, if I may quote Norman Bates: "We're all in our private traps, clamped in them, and none of us can ever get out."....That line really spoke to me personally. Not that I am crazy or anything!