I am

Written by: Adrienne Theuret

I am trying to stay alive 
I wonder if I can escape from it 
I hear bells ringing and tingling
I see bars and chains around my hands 
I want to free myself from my mistakes 
I am trying to stay alive 

I pretend to accept my fate 
I feel cold and empty 
I touch the cold metal bars in between my fingers 
I worry that my escape won't be sudden 
I cry until my mistakes wash my tears away 
I am trying to stay alive 

I understand that I might perish 
I say everyday I am going to make it through 
I dream my mistakes will go away 
I try to forget the bars and chains that make me suffer 
I hope my mistakes don't resemble misery and pain 
I am trying to stay alive