Guarding my soul

As the world plunged into chaos

I knew not where to turn

I knew not what was madness

That what was safe could burn.

As the light turned into darkness

And my youth was swallowed whole

I learned of greed and vileness.

I learned to guard my soul.

Barriers will protect you

They will also keep you in.

Is the trade off for survival

to be locked inside my skin?

-Sarah Ahmed

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3 thoughts on “Guarding my soul

  1. Dear Sarah

    Your ending was very evocative and true.. i liked your ending so much…

    “Barriers will protect you
    They will also keep you in.
    Is the trade off for survival
    to be locked inside my skin?”

    Thanks for sharing.. and I look forward to seeing you again… next week.

    Shashi
    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com/2011/09/whispers-in-memories-way-of-soul.html
    At twitter @VerseEveryDay

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