Saturday, March 28, 2009

Those words

I’ve a thought,
A tune
Going round & round
In my head
Yet can’t share it
Let it be heard out loud

(Feeling stifled
By those who control
The words of the dead
)

See I got a clue
From that song
That was piping through
And even though those words
Have set my mind a blaze;
I must let them fade -

(Feeling stifled
By those who control
The words of the dead
)

For you see
If I take those words,
Make them mine
The ones who hold the strings
Will march me away
Cut me off
Cause to them
I’ll have done wrong

(Feeling stifled
By those who control
The words of the dead
)

So many things rushing my way
But I mustn’t let myself play
Shut it out
Don’t let them set my thoughts
My actions
To create, renew, reawaken...
Why can’t I play?
Share what makes me feel alive
With all those who are part of my life?

(Feeling stifled
By those who control
The words of the dead
)

Cause there are those
Who are stuck
With dusty thoughts
That this world should stick to paper

(Feeling stifled
By those who control
The words of the dead
)

Maybe I should just
Take a risk....
Nah can’t do it
Cause they’ll
Shut the door
Cut me off
Cause to them
I’ll have done wrong

(Feeling stifled
By those who control
The words of the dead
)

Where you at
Can’t you see
How I’m simply trying
To experience the world
So much to see
To create, alter, tweak, throw out

Feeling stifled
By those who control
The words of the dead
But those words:
Their thoughts, their influence
Are my world

So lock me down
Cut me off
Tell me that I’m doing wrong
That I should stop playing
In this world which was made for me!


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Those Words by Allison Brown is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 2.5 Australia License.
Based on a work at allisonbrown.blogspot.com.

8 comments:

Laetitia :-) said...

The "ones who hold" or the "one who holds"?

Allison Brown said...

Thanks Laetitia - it is "ones who hold" so I made the change.

I find it easier with things like this to let the comments and suggestions wonderful people like you leave tell the story of what I have made changes to within a particular poem.

Buy Essay said...

You have a talent with words and the skill in writing. I admire your writing style. I am a book report enthusiast and I'm planning to become a writer but I'm more into plot, characters and the like. How am I supposed to learn how to write poems?

Freddie said...

Just what I expected when Ii popped in... Mind blowing stuff!!! Totally enjoyed my tour of your blog and am so hooked on your poetic deliveries... Keep em coming. You've been tagged.

Mary Moss said...

This is wonderful! I found you on networked blogs through facebook. I'm a writer in Richmond, VA. I would love it if you would check out 2 of my blogs:

http://divinelydesigned.blogspot.com - where I write about my faith journey, my life and a bit of everything else.

http://godlygraffiti.blogspot.com -where I share my writing journey and offer tips and encouragement for other writers.

REDRAVEN said...

Great poem, Allison.

morrow said...

Great poem. And funny that I found your blog I was just reading and writing about a similar subject on someone else's blog.

How hard it can be to be the real you.

Anna Piutti said...

This is amazing! I love the way it's structured, too.