About the Poem
I wrote this after my own mother told me she had given up on me because she didn't know me anymore. She told me that she didn't even think I knew myself. After much soul-searching and self-analysis, I found out.
This is who I am. This is who I never wanted to be, but what my life has made me. This is who I must change, before others change me even more.
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|by J. Kaiser
Anger driven emotions,
hidden by my insanity.
Deep thoughts and insights,
blocked by the confusion.
Timid, shy, careless masked
by boisterous claims and paranoia.
Love for a woman,
repressed by the hate of myself.
Young, innocent, naive,
forced to grow up too quickly.
Kept in chains until
my mind is released by drugs.
Wrapped in guilt and sorrow,
but forced to act happy for my brother.
My mouth spews forth insults,
all really meant for me.
Weakness, vulnerability, and intimacy,
killed by pain.
Self-esteem lowered by
manic-depression and trapped by
my very being,
my words here written, my dreams,
my thoughts, my feelings,
my insanity, my pain, SET ME FREE!
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