she reaches (original poetry)

in poetry •  8 months ago  (edited)

Here's a piece of brevity based off a photo provided for a contest I entered a few years ago. What does the photo say to you?


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     she reaches

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she reaches
to define perfection
in their eyes
self sacrifice
spent living life
in third person
inside panes
trying to be
what they want to see
a human held captive
in her own zoo
and all she wants
is to be free
 
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poetry by: @thiscrazylife
in ink...we stain
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It says her outer shell will not last forever
and she ought to stand up and do something for herself
It's a fine image with a strong message for anyone. Life slips away and if we don't have physical and mental health, we will have nothing in the end.

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