prisoner of myself

-

steel bars of my heart

cages me inside

while my wretched mind

tries to set me free

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a part of me desires

to stay forever caged

for prison brings me comfort

where none others can

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but yet, the other part

is clawing to be set free

it's pounding and thrashing

hoping to break iron bars

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it's hopeless, you see

for locked within this cage

i am content with security but—

once set free; i'm never to return

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this conflict tears me in two

once i make my choice

never can it be undone;

but on just one—i can't decide

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and the more i think;

the further i drift—

for my mind is logic

yet with my heart i feel

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but still i struggle

to stay within this cage

though it may suffocate me

i would die without remorse

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and so i stay trapped;

caged—but not against

this cell; for i am just

a prisoner of myself