Happy, Joyous and Free
All I want is to be left alone,
To hide in a tomb as my home.
But traveling this path requires company
If I expect to come out of this mess triumphantly.
The deathly silence that I now crave
Is the same thing that will take me to an early grave.
Too afraid to pick up the phone and no fault of her own
The one that hurt me is already long gone.
Being around people it makes me hurt
I stay trapped inside barely surviving while I do this work.
I try and I try but all I can see
Is failure upon failure that keeps following me
Allow me my silence because I’m working hard
Crying tears daily just walking in the yard
Because I understand who I use to be
Living my life and being totally free.
All Those days have come and gone
And now my life revolves around the inside of my home.
This work has to pay off at some point for me
Because I hunger to live life again happy, joyous and free.
By: Dana Landrum-Arnold