Poem #17: Unbound

Hey guys!

Today, I’ll be sharing with you a poem that I truly connect with. When I had written this poem, I’d just been fed up of all times that society and social order had prevented a good change. What am I talking about? Well, it’s the education system and people’s mindset regarding it, especially that of parents. I’d like to elaborate but that’s a post for another time.

I realized how some ideas are just too far to reach and develop. I also realized that even if we tried to change certain aspects of how the society functions, chances are we’ll disrupt the “system” and the result will be chaos.

In a world where most rules tie you down, where all actions are dictated by society and where going against the system is considered “unconventional”, how do you really leave your mark?

I honestly don’t know. But frustration is a form of inspiration. Here is the poem:

Unbound

They warned me
Stay away, don't go,
I pay no heed
I'm already out the door.

I'm out of the room
That I couldn't escape.
Embarking on a journey
In the light of day.

I pace across fields
Surroundings blur away
Beauty becomes darkness
As rainbows turn gray

It's a wrinkle in time
A spasm of my mind
Sure of nothing but uncertainty,
I'm too deaf and blind.

I'm chasing stars
Clawing at the unattainable
Mind is a battleground
A fort, unsustainable.

Wheels are breaking
System crashing apart
No warnings, no threats
An end is a new start.

I see a room
And its broken walls
I hear their contempt,
Ignore their screeching calls.

I stand amidst debris
Fragments on the ground
It's a dystopian world
Yet we're unbound.

If you guys liked this poem then make sure to like the post. If not then I’m more than welcome to any constructive criticism!

This poem is also in response to this prompt at the dVerse. Today, we are redefining the word “room” through our poems! Do join in!

Do you have unattainable ideas, too?

What’s tying you down?

Have you ever felt irritated by the system?

Have you ever wanted to just leave things the way they are and wanted go live on an island, preferably the Maldives, in a beach house with a huge library? No? Maybe, I’m the only one.😅

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Spread optimism!

-Rashi Singh

32 Comments Add yours

  1. They warned me
    Stay away, don’t go,
    I pay no heed
    I’m already out the door.

    You’re a non-conformist through and through. I love your poetry.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Rashi Singh says:

      Ha! Love the label. 😀
      Thank you, Mathew, for always being such an encouraging reader.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Tom Burton says:

    Beautifully written! Love how you expressed it here 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Rashi Singh says:

      Thank you, Tom!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. The Pensieve says:

    Wow! You are simply surpassing your standards by the day! Not even 14, yet you write with the maturity of a 24 year old already! (Almost all the times…) Kudos to you girl! 🙌

    The lines are beautiful, although they could still do with some fine tuning. But all in all, it was worth the wait. Welcome back!

    And yes, I have faced unattainable goals. What has stopped me? Hmm… Mostly it has been the society. Including my parents… And sometimes it has been me and my own sense of morality.

    Have I felt the need to escape?

    Well… I really don’t want to burden and depress a budding youngster like you with the details. But let’s just say that though I began with an image similar. your library in Maldives, it really didn’t end there.

    Hope you keep your promise! 😉

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    1. Rashi Singh says:

      Every time I read your comments, I start smiling from ear to ear! Thank you so much.

      Thank you for reading and giving your valuable feedback. I’ve got so much room for inprovenent and you push me towards it.

      What do you mean by “your own sense of morality” stopping you? How did it stop you from your goals? I hope that’s okay to ask…

      And hey, it won’t be any burden. 😅

      Anyway, thanks. Yep, I’m going to live up to my word.

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      1. You are welcome indeed! 😊 And I do hope that you stick around! 😅

        P.S. I’ll answer the rest on an alternative platform. Hope you understand

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  4. floatinggold says:

    That was really good. You have a way with words. And your images always break things up so well.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Rashi Singh says:

      Thank you, Goldie! You never fail to encourage me.

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  5. rothpoetry says:

    An interesting poem. You leave your mark by the love you show to those around you!

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    1. Rashi Singh says:

      That is actually very refreshing to read, Dwight! Thanks for sharing.

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        In this time of uncertainty we realize that Love is all that really matters in this world!

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      2. Rashi Singh says:

        Couldn’t agree more!

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  6. This was such an aesthetic and resonating piece of poetry! Bravo! The faces we use for society to accept us should fall and then only we can show and learn our true colours! It is strangely very similar to a poem I once wrote: Let Go.

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  7. Era says:

    amazing poem ☺☺

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Rashi Singh says:

      Thank you, Era!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Era says:

        you’re most welcome 😊

        Liked by 1 person

  8. thank you for joining in – I like the way you took the prompt word and broke out immediately

    “I’m out of the room
    That I couldn’t escape.”
    superb paradox!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Rashi Singh says:

      Thank you for the wonderful prompt! And thank you so much for passing by! I enjoyed participating!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. calmkate says:

    a well composed poem, bravo … we leave our ‘mark’ by living the best life we can, treating ourselves and each other kindly and taming our mind!

    So nice to meet you and welcome to d’Verse 🙂

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    1. Rashi Singh says:

      Thank you, Kate! That’s actually a very beautiful way of looking at it. I’ll keep it in mind. Thanks for sharing and for the lovely welcome! It’s great to meet you, too!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. calmkate says:

        my pleasure Rashi 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  10. Beautifully penned ♥️

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    1. Rashi Singh says:

      Thank you, Shweta!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. I wonder if some rooms are always sticking to you… with doors leading back again…

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    1. Rashi Singh says:

      That’s an intriguing notion, Bjorn. I hope those door don’t lead to regrets!

      Like

  12. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like your description of contempt in the broken walls.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Rashi Singh says:

      Thanks, Frank. Glad you like it.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. My pleasure, followed you 💖

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Rashi Singh says:

        Thank you, Saania! I truly appreciate it.

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