LIFTING MY SOUL OFF THE PAGES

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I don’t want to be trapped
On the pages I’ve written
A place where old scribbles
Stare back in taunting rhyme
Or be buried and entombed
With the regrets collected
Stained mosaic memories
Reminding me of places
I had once been confined

I don’t want to be consumed
By the heartbreak or deceit
Spawned by the daring devils
Cavorting at my feet
By the broad leather straps
Restricting my thoughts
To spoiled worn-out spaces
Condemning me fully
To once upon a time

I poured temptation out
And tears streaked silent
As the inky black restraints
Swirled down the drain
Drowning all the old stories
I couldn’t seem to forget
Reminders of fight
Reminders of flight
Reminders of… not right

I set all the dried ink on fire
And watched until fading flames
Turn to ashes on the table
And in the swirling smoke
Old names
Twisted and flowed free
Taking my breath away
Leaving no words left to speak
And lifting my soul off the pages

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