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Caged MAG

June 6, 2009
By ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac


I've been falling a lot lately
And no, I don't mean literally
Mama told me she noticed changes in me
How I cut my hair
How it seems like nothing interests me
I force out the best smile I can
To convince her that I'm okay
Even though my world is sundering
“I'm just not into that stuff anymore, Mama”
She looks at me pleading for the truth
I want to tell her, but I restrain.
“Really, Mom.” And smiles again.

I've been getting into trouble lately
This time I mean literally
Mama told me I'm not the same anymore
Not sweet and innocent
Not pure and saintly
I flash my best confused face
As if I don't know what she means
Even though the truth could be seen through her eyes
“I thought I was being myself, Mom”
She looks at me with disappointment in her eyes
Crossing her arms waiting for an answer.
I want to tell her everything, but I restrain.
“I don't know, Mom” And turn away.

I've been wasted a lot lately
And I do mean that literally
Mama caught me in her arms last night
When I fell backwards on the stairs
She put her nose to my mouth
She smelled the alcohol
And instantly sat me up to look her directly in the eyes
I could see the tears welling up in her eyes
And before I could restrain, everything came pouring out
She looked at me with fear and concern
Telling me everything was going to be okay
She cradled me in her arms on the floor
And she watched me cry like I never did before



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on May. 10 2010 at 11:20 am
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

Thanks very much!

on May. 10 2010 at 8:44 am
BlueInk94 PLATINUM, Valley Park, Missouri
30 articles 0 photos 75 comments
This is amazing! its sad and sweet and subtle all together. i was SO moved!

on Apr. 25 2010 at 6:54 pm
Just.A.Dream SILVER, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
7 articles 0 photos 431 comments

Favorite Quote:
Part of the J7X team. :)

I like the story in the poem. :)

You're SUCH a good writer!


on Apr. 17 2010 at 2:18 pm
xBaByGiRrL22x PLATINUM, Pearl River, New York
22 articles 0 photos 281 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The goal isn't to live forever, but create something that will."
"If you wanna go, baby let's go; if you wanna rock, I'm ready to roll.''
"No one ever said it'd be easy. They just said it'd be worth it." <3

u r an amazzzing writer. i dont evn kno wht 2 say bout this lol. i luv it. plain & simple ;)). it carries alot of emotion. gr88 job!!

Pillow BRONZE said...
on Apr. 11 2010 at 7:47 pm
Pillow BRONZE, Spokane, Washington
1 article 5 photos 300 comments

Favorite Quote:
Nothing says oops like a wall of flame.

Great Job. I wish I could put it into words how to describe how much I liked this poem. It sounds korny but it's true.  

Eilatan GOLD said...
on Apr. 11 2010 at 5:07 pm
Eilatan GOLD, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
11 articles 1 photo 307 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nobody is normal. Everybody in the world is a weirdo freak. Except you, which makes you a weirdo freak."

oh my goodness, this is incredible!!!

on Apr. 11 2010 at 11:03 am
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

Thanks so much.

on Apr. 11 2010 at 10:16 am
RockerChick PLATINUM, Richland, Georgia
22 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"All girls should be told they're pretty, even if they're not" -Marilyn Monroe

this was really good! It was really sad, but you expressed your emotion really well through this poem. Great job =)

on Apr. 4 2010 at 6:33 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

Thank you so much.

on Apr. 4 2010 at 6:01 pm
jessica.cherish.conner GOLD, Elk Grove, California
11 articles 0 photos 87 comments
this took me on a journey. this is great

on Apr. 3 2010 at 10:08 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

Thank you!

on Apr. 3 2010 at 5:14 pm
ramnapotter PLATINUM, Toronto, Other
26 articles 1 photo 90 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow...”

It's beautiful ,

makes me want to cry . (:

Great job .


on Mar. 6 2010 at 2:02 pm
Jilybeanrb SILVER, Prentiss, Mississippi
6 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Margo was not a miracle. She was not an adventure. She was not a fine and precious thing. She was a girl." ~Paper Towns

It's beautiful. Really. You captured it well. And I hope you're doing well :)

on Feb. 12 2010 at 9:29 pm
Crying_Tears SILVER, SL,UT, Utah
8 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
I am fond on pigs.
Dogs look up to us.
Cats look down.
Pigs treat us as equals.
-Winston Churchill

It makes me sad :(

but i like it nonetheless.

Kelly H. said...
on Feb. 5 2010 at 4:32 pm
Whoa....that was awesome...I especially like the last two lines!! Brilliant

author said...
on Jan. 23 2010 at 10:05 am
Awww thanks, but i think yours was really good though. Its worthy of being published.

on Jan. 23 2010 at 8:54 am
rAinDroPsdRip SILVER, Fairfield, Ohio
6 articles 0 photos 151 comments

Favorite Quote:
\\\"never give up on something you cant go a day withouth thinking about\\\" \\\"carpe diem\\\"

thats beautiful, your an excellent writter babe... your right it was nothing like mine, haha i like yours better =D

on Jan. 13 2010 at 7:37 pm
Dan101207 BRONZE, Church Rock, New Mexico
4 articles 11 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
Double tap. Double tap. Double top. Double tap. Double tap. Root beer. Root beer. I luff zee root beer.
-Major General Edward Richtofen, a mad Nazi scientist from CoD Nazi Zombies.

wow i like it. :D

on Jan. 13 2010 at 3:11 pm
life_of_a_leaf PLATINUM, Morris Plains, New Jersey
22 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We're all just kids who grew up way too fast" - The Cab

i love how you put in parts of growing up in your poem and how everyone changes over time. it was a sweet poem about the relationship between a mother and her child.

on Jan. 7 2010 at 1:53 pm
despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
79 articles 0 photos 179 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The heart has its reasons which reason does not know." -Pascal, Pensees, 1670

This is so so so so beautiful, my favorite of yours so far! It's just, well it's just amazing and I am at a loss for words. I tagged it as a fave and gave it 5 stars! Great work and so so sooo worthy of its publication.