A Certain Type of Decisive

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Message to Readers

I'm not about to start currying favor to some manky plonker- he's got me trapped in a castle and it changes nothing. He still sucks.

Angels in Bird Cages

March 14, 2020


We dot the skies and paint the rainbows,
Light is just the closest thing to it
Second only to the dark
I understand
That we're beautiful
But we aren't yours
You can't keep mermaids in fish tanks
They don't fit
Climb out of the bathtubs and the swimming pools,
The washing machines are all still spinning
I painted the universe on your face at the carnival
And you cried because you asked for a kitty
And I was sorry

We dot the skies and carve our names into the dead
Bodies you left in the ground
Fun is the closest thing to it,
Second only to grief
You didn't call them mourning doves for nothing
Funerals and weddings were the only times we saw each other
I understand it's wonderful
But it isn't yours
You can't keep a forest in a flowerpot 
It doesn't fit
Climb out of the concrete cracks,
It's inspirational, yes,
But it doesn't have to be this way
I spoke the words of God by your bedside
And you cried because you wanted a bedtime story
And I was sorry
I said I was sorry

We tear apart the sky and bleed across the floor just to try to see another point of view
Love is the farthest thing from us,
Second only to salvation
I told you the secrets
And you cried because you didn't understand
And I'm not sorry
Give it back- 
It doesn't belong to you
Can't you hear them screaming?
Hear them singing?
It's chaos
And it never belonged to you
Because you can't put angels in bird cages
We were never going to fit.


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  • AbiJoy

    This is me when I can't fit in my skinny jeans anymore

    about 1 year ago
  • deep_breaths

    Omg, this is gorgeous! Incredible work.

    about 1 year ago
  • Tushar Mandhan

    I loved its message. It is such a wonderful piece.

    about 1 year ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Hey your comment and follow mean so much to me ack

    about 1 year ago
  • Loser

    Just as lovely as the first version! Keep up the fabulous poetry!

    about 1 year ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Oh. My. Goodness. This is so far from the world (that makes sense in my head I promise it's a compliment lol). I am just astounded by the beauty in your writing.

    about 1 year ago