Temporary Escape

Bars on the windows
I can't even look outside
The doors are locked
So many rules keep me down
I don't have a minute to myself
And I'm not allowed to think
But when the watchful eyes turn away
When they lay down to sleep
I open the window
The tiny ray of light lifts my heart
I open the door
The pouring rain falls on my face
I open my heart
The person I never knew comes out to play
No one to tell me "no"
No one to lock me in
No one to hide the stars
No one to block the wind
Nothing can stop me now...
But the sun rises
And I'm trapped again.