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Shackles

SHACKLES

The loneliness wraps around me
Shackles me with its weight
My blood runs cold within me
I fight to stay afloat
The black dark clouds, they chase me
And try to take my soul
The tears flow freely from me
And I feel I lose control

In all the worlds emotions
This is the hardest one
For me to shake each morning
When I feel I want be done
The hours of night do leave me
And early morning calls
Memories they do haunt me
And my world sits still for all

The being that is in me
Is crying to be found
The feelings of denial
They hang onto their ground
The snakes of darkness strike me
And fill me with their fire
Their poison seeps within me
And makes my body cry

The sun outside is sleeping
In my half of the world
And deep within me stays there
I never hear it call.
One day Ill go and find it
Wherever it may be
In this world or the next one
Ill feel it shine on me

The emotions that are in me
They rage and ramp and fall
They crush my being beneath me
And never know your call
That dark black hole is yonder
Is lonely just like me
We may find  peace together
And earth can blanket me

Oh god, this lonely rotten heart
It feels intensively
So much pain it harbours there
Why can’t I just be free
I want to be away from here
And step outside of me
If only that were possible
Just like a break at sea

Its alright now, I’m calming
I know what this does mean
I know that deep inside of me
I’ve lived a thousand beings
Another life, if I should leave
Is just another dream
Another wasted life to me
To live emotionally. 

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  1. Date: 1/7/2011 12:44:00 AM
    Once again, you have descriptive wording and rhyming working together in this good entry.

  1. Date: 11/10/2010 9:15:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest Robyn. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/10/2010 2:31:00 PM
    Congratulations on homepage feature this week..Glad that I got a chance to read this emotionally pack write..Writing about the emotions must have helped..Sara

  1. Date: 8/5/2010 5:07:00 AM
    Congrats on having your poem being featured on the Poetry Soup home page this week. Please keep your creative caps on, let your poetry pen keep painting your poetry pads with colors of creativity. Enjoy the honour. Love always, Adeleke

  1. Date: 8/3/2010 9:01:00 AM
    Dear Robyn, thanks for the kind words. I had an opportunity to read your poem “Shackles,” and I love the emotion you poured out. Love, Amy.

  1. Date: 8/3/2010 6:34:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poem being featured this week Robyn. Love, Carol