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I think I have grown in the shape of a square
That is the shape of my box.
My feet at my chest and my hands in my hair
bound with no keys and no locks.

Inside my box is cramped and tight,
And when I breathe it rattles.
During the daytime I see no light
In here I fight no battles.

My breath is stale and my hair is tangled,
All I know is the dark.
I fear that I am horribly mangled
From living conditions so stark.

I want to get out and see the ocean
For there is a world to see:
The sun and the moon and the stars in motion
All laid out for me.

Being stuck in a box is bad, I believe
For my muscles and my bones
But my body might fall apart if I leave:
This box is all I know.

In here I feel little sorrow or pain
Inside and out I'm numb.
I feel not the wind, nor the cold, nor the rain
In silence, I am dumb.

A terrible ache settles deep in my soul
Past limbs twisted far back
Shut away from the world, I can never be whole:
All that is living, I lack.

"How hateful, how horrid this box is!" I cried
"If I leave now I might get stronger."
Though there's nothing left keeping me trapped here inside
Perhaps I'll stay a bit longer.
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Rhyme Scheme.
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Stories-in-our-minds Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Student Writer
I really, really, really, really, really, love this poem just saying
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RhymeLawliet Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Thank you very, very, very, very, very, very much.
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ulidasays Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
I really love all of your poetry, but this would have to be my favorite. You are a beautiful writer :)
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RhymeLawliet Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Thank you, I appreciate your compliments.
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FeatherWings1638 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sometimes I feel like this is me.  Everything's telling me to get out, see the world, but sometimes I just can't...

Anyway, you're freaking stupendous.  
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CronaGorgon1 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!! :)
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RhymeLawliet Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Thank you. :)
-R
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CronaGorgon1 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome :)
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TheRealXeylyah Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lordy, darling. That was chilling and amazing. You NEED to post more of your writing.. Like WOW.
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RhymeLawliet Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Thank you-- I plan to eventually, I just don't seem to get around to posting it.
-R
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