Octavius Johnson

Rookie (August 13,1964 / Houston, Texas)

Imprisoned


I am imprisoned
Imprisoned and chained down by lies and deviousness
Jailed by a coward's sense to please others
Locked down in my drunken escape from reality

Let me out! I scream as I relock the bars.
Relocked by perceived change but actual repetitive behavior.
I'm innocent! I yell with my own closed heart and mind.

I am imprisoned.
Imprisoned because of hate and unforgiveness.
Let go and forgive those that hurt me.
Hurt me, wronged me! Why have I hurt me so!

Can I be free? Can I live free? Will I be freed? !
Do I deserve it? Have I earned it? Will I make it? !
Yes, but not by my hand. Not with my blood!
I am free and out of debt, eyes open and days bright.

I am imprisoned.
I was jailed and unforgiven by the world.
Yet, by nail through flesh! Lifted on the cross! Blood and water!
The Way, The Truth and The Life paid my debt. None overdue!

I am imprisoned.
Prisoner of Love, grace and mercy til my Word comes carry me home.
All slates are cleaned! Love has set me free.


Octavius A. Johnson

Submitted: Friday, October 25, 2013
Edited: Saturday, October 26, 2013

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Imprisoned by Octavius Johnson )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. Mother to Son, Langston Hughes
  6. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  9. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  10. Alone, Maya Angelou

Poem of the Day

poet Oliver Wendell Holmes

WHAT flower is this that greets the morn,
Its hues from Heaven so freshly born?
With burning star and flaming band
It kindles all the sunset land:
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Fighting a hard fight, Peter Strugnell
  2. Ballade [I die of thirst beside the foun.., François Villon
  3. To Rosemounde, Geoffrey Chaucer
  4. Jo aashiqui me sarvsrestha hota hai, Sumit Rawat
  5. Amor vincit omnia, Suhail Kakorvi
  6. Stilling to North, Arthur Sze
  7. Counting the Days, Leonard Champlin
  8. Blue or Green, James Galvin
  9. By Sun Arisen, Saiom Shriver
  10. From Weapon To Lifegiver, Saiom Shriver
[Hata Bildir]