I’m a prisoner,
Trapped behind these stone walls,
I cannot remain forever,
For the outside world does call.
It calls, it beckons, it begs,
For me to come and dance with the trees,
To come and laugh with the animals,
And sing along with the breeze.
It’s hard to imagine,
Life continuing this way,
Stuck inside these stone walls,
With not a protest to say.
It’s like a fever,
That burns with such passion,
To want to be outside this prison,
I cannot sit still, I must take action.
The leaves sway gently,
Mocking my inability to leave,
For how long must I wait here?
For how long must I grieve?
My heart feels light with the desire to escape,
It’s a desperate yearning I can't control,
I wish to join the outside world,
To finally please my soul.
The cool breeze is a reminder of my part,
When life was so carefree and joyous,
But now it seems so dark,
Those days long ago, I sorely miss.
When I didn’t need to worry,
And with the world, I could play,
I’d take life’s hand close to me,
And together we’d run away.
The warm air was my drug,
And to it I was so addicted,
It filled my heart with happiness,
I’d run around so freely and act just like a kid.
The world is many colors.
But all my days seem grey,
Because I want nothing more,
That to just run far away.
There are people on the inside,
Who continuously drive me insane,
They complain like children.
But what do they have to gain?
I can smile, for sometimes I feel elated,
I can shed tears, for sometimes I feel down,
But I will try so hard,
To turn my spirits around.
Throughout this life,
I have continuously found,
That it only takes one single word,
To turn it all around.
The prison may hold me,
As a captive each day,
But I’m relieved to know,
That soon it will go away.
The lessons they teach me,
Are one’s that are for life,
That will help me later
So I’ll learn them without complaint or strife.
The days may be long,
But I’ll try not to despair,
I’ll longingly away that day,
When I can get drunk on the outside air.