Good Children Don't

Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by AlexElm, Feb 17, 2011.

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  1. AlexElm

    AlexElm Well-Known Member

    I listened to instructions every day,
    Every second, I had to obey
    Because good boys do not stray.

    Good children do not rage,
    They do not go on a rampage,
    They are to keep that in a cage.

    Sometimes I want to scream out,
    To show my anger, to strike out
    But good children do not shout,
    They do not show anger, they just shut people out.

    I’m the likeable one, I wear a mask
    I don’t show my feelings, I do not ask
    But sometimes I just want to be unmasked.
    To be revealed as the child I hid behind that mask.

    I do not emote, but I’m full of fire
    I’m full of fury, but my mask never expires
    Every moment is like walking a tight wire.
    Rage runs through my mind like wildfire.

    Sometimes I really want to rage,
    But good children do not rage,
    But now I really need to rage.

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  2. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    It is so difficult to live within those boundaries...healthy people express all emotions and know they are entitled to them...thank you for sharing this with us...many of us can relate to it...J
  3. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support

    I'm glad you feel safe enough here to express that. It must have been a difficult way to live - especially for a child. Maybe you can use the various forums at SF to continue opening up about ALL your feelings?

    Thinking of you and so glad you shared your poem!
  4. Julia-C

    Julia-C Well-Known Member

    Thank you for sharing. It's hard to feel free, when your emotional expression is so stifled.
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