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Big Virge Nov 16
I'm ...
SICK of ... "RESTRICTIONS" .... !!!!!    
"DON'T Say THAT ... !!!"    
And ... "DON'T Say THIS ... !!!"    
What's The Point of Having Lips ... !?!    
DON'T Run Over Six Minutes ...    
RESTRICTIONS On How I Write Scripts ... !!!!!!    
DON'T Drive To TOWN ... !!!    
Congestion Now ....    
Restricts Movement ...    
"So, give us pounds !!!"    
Government ... " CLOWNS " ...    
Just ... Make Me FROWN ... !!!!!    
I Wish THEY USED ...    
... " The Underground " ... !!!    
They'd Soon RESTRICT London's Public ....    
From Hitting Them With TRUE LYRICS ... !!!!!    
About The Ways ...    
Delays ... PERSIST ... !!!    
Now Don't Dismiss The Point of This ...    
Because Restrictions On How We Live ...    
Are DANGER FILLED Like ... " POLITICS " ... !!! ...    
Restrictions Lead To ... " Legal Fees " ...    
Over Things Like ... " Property Deeds " ...    
Solicitors Restrict ...    
What We Should Know ...    
Just To FUEL ...    
Their OWN Cash Flow ... !!!!!    
EVEN When ....    
Your Case Is ... STRONG ... !!!    
It Takes SO LONG ...    
To Get  ... " Paid Off " ...    
THEY ... "RESTRICT You" ...    
Just Like THE COPS .... !!!!!!!    
RESTRICTIONS On The Things We Say ...    
Need REMOVAL ... RIGHT AWAY ... !!!!!    
Why Can't People Discuss Gays .... ?!?    
Are There Secrets ...    
... "Locked Away" ... ???!???    
Let's Move On .....    
To Some DIFFERENT ...    
.... " RESTRICTIONS " ....    
Things Like How Much ...    
We Can ... Drink ... ???    
"Don't drink too much !    
and drive, your car !    
You'll find yourself,    
locked behind bars !!!"    
That's ... Funny To Me ...    
When Laws Are PASSED ...    
To Now ALLOW Drinking ALL DAY ..... ?!?!?    
And YES ..... ALL NIGHT ..... !?!    
Laws Like This ...    
Are Such A ... FARCE ... !!!    
And May Now Be ... ?    
A Drink TOO FAR ... !!!!!    
Restrictions On ....    
The Drugs We Take ...    
While Stars Who Do Them ...    
Still Get ... PAID ... !?!    
Just Like SKINNY STUPID KATE ... !!!    
If She Takes Coc'...    
"HEY, it's okay !?!"    
While Those Who SELL IT ...    
Are .... " DISGRACED " .... !!!!!    
And Are .... "QUICKLY" ....    
.... "LOCKED AWAY" .... !!!    
Unless Of Course ...    
They... " ENTERTAIN " ... !!!    
Then We're Told ....    
"Their life's a strain !    
They don't deserve to be detained !!!!!"    
Restrictions CLEARLY ... !!!!!    
Aren't For .... " ALL " .... ?!? ....    
" Policemen " ....    
Always STAND TALL ...    
And Never Seem To Take A FALL ... !!!    
When They Go ...    
BEYOND The Law .... !?!?!    
SHOOTING GUNS ... !!!    
Almost For FUN ... ?!?    
Leaving Mums ...    
WITHOUT Their Sons .... !!!    
Don't They Need Some RESTRICTIONS ... !?!?!    
I Guess They're There ... ?    
To Keep The ... " PEACE " ... ?!?    
Well ....    
And .... " Corporate Thieves " ...   
Might Help Us Keep ...    
MORE ... Peace-Filled Streets ...    
Streets Requiring ... "LESS POLICE" ... !!!!!    
But That's Just ME ...    
Fuelling More ... " Controversy " ...    
Through ... UNRESTRICTED Poetry ... !!!!!    
But Words Like THESE ...    
Are ... Deemed To Be ...    
NOT GOOD To Read ...    
To Youth Who FEED ...    
On .... " MTV " .... !!!!!    
This Is Such HYPOCRISY ...  !!!!    
They ... FEAR For Kids ... !!!    
Say Those Who ... " TEACH " ...    
But ... SHIELD Them From ...    
........ REALITY ......... !!!! ? !!!!!    
More RESTRICTIONS ... ?? ! ??    
TRUTH For Children ...    
Seems ... FORBIDDEN ... ?!?    
No Wonder Some ...    
Resort To ... KILLING  ... !!!    
Well Just Like ... " Nas " ...    
My Words Are WRITTEN ...    
Poetic Scripts ...    
From How We're Living ...    
LIFE ... Moves On ...    
But When I'm ... GONE ...    
There'll Be No Chance ...    
For Kids To ... " LISTEN " ...    
Because of .... YES ....    
ALL THESE ....    
... " RESTRICTIONS " ... !!!!!
I thought things were bad at the time of writing this, however, I now think that basic human freedoms, will slowly diminish, as we move into the future ........
Rizna M Rameez Aug 2018
If you had let me go
I would have flown
Steve Page May 2018
Keep to your own lines,
the interwoven, layered,
true-to-the-character lines.

Friend. Father.
Englander. Londoner. 
Hero. Hugger.
Reliable understudier.

Place your toes on the bottom line,
and take a look and take in a breath,
take inspiration drawn in from the borrowed,
from the passing,
from the whatever-passes-for-solomon.
And redefine yourself, for yourself,
once again.

But don't stray over those well-rehearsed lines.
Don't ever improvise.

You're safe if you keep to your lines.
Every Line a Lie.
Infinity May 2018
I’m *******, Caged Dead
Caged Sick
Caged Confused

I’m shackled to the words of the Old
That bind me
To a life I do not want
Blind me
In a fruitless rage

I see colors in dull hues when you remind me
Of all I cannot be
Because I am Me

I feel the panic
Static in my mind and brain
I go insane at your words
“Because you’re a girl”
I’d much rather you **** me
‘Cause those words constrict me
Suffocate me
Make me wish for death as I drown helplessly in your judgement

Oh Judge Jury and Executioner!
Have mercy
I do what you say
I am what you think you want
Please leave me alone
I am pleading
Down on my knees, hands clasped
Have mercy!

I do what you want, when you want, how you want
I limit my questioning so you don’t shout out those dreaded words
“Because you’re a girl”
They are the noose
Slowly wrapping itself around my neck
A coiling, winding, unwinding snake

Come on
Is this really what you want?
Panic and anarchy inside of me
As the tears flow down my eyes, into my throat to drown me

I watch as you fill up my lungs with concrete
And expect me not to bleed from the inside out

Well I am all out of blood
I am dead, I am done
I’ve been buried alive
Go find your next victim.
To anyone who feels shackled by rules of a society that has outlived its relevance.
Muskaan Mar 2018
Why are there people like this in the world?
They bring you down to the ground.
The way they bring you down hurts and it is hard to ever get up again.
Something restricting your strength.
Overpowering your body.
A strange feeling of guilt mixed with anger builds inside of you.
But the lack of strength limits you to take any action.
So you just lay there on the ground.
Until the pain eventually goes away...
Dj Jan 2018
Your only restricted by the walls you build up around yourself
Enola Cabrera Dec 2017
Poetry gives our soul a voice
The courage to write without hesitation and proclaim without explanation
To the point that it is no longer poetry, but the words we have been choking on in fear of being criticized
Em MacKenzie Dec 2017
My love is more pure than a diamond,
even with a heart of dark, black coal.
Lately I've been expanding my mind and,
getting high on draining my soul.
I skip notes like a broken record,
and thus conversation is never relayed.
I make choices with how it will affect her,
we both know that's how the game is played.

But I know that I have the potential to destroy a life,
and that's why I decorate in caution tape.
Yes I know it reflects shining misery and strife,
but I've been strapped in so long; I can't escape.

I've got high hopes and low odds,
hearing only demons who act as gods.
I've got low morale but skin of steel,
even when I watch it bleed and peel.

My love is more pure than the deepest of seas,
even with affection that's coarse like sand.
Lately I've been biting and silencing my pleas,
and digging my nails straight into my hand.
I sink ships like a waiting ice field,
stopping it dead right in it's path,
and not even the greatest mirror shield,
could ever withstand my full wrath.

'Cause I know that I have the ability to stick around,
so I try to make sure that I am never really there.
My soul fears the day when it is chained and bound,
but the opportunities seem so very rare.

I've got high hopes and low odds,
rambling this nonsense with the nods.
I've got low morale but skin of steel,
it deflects the good and bad that I should feel.
Hannah Feb 2017
Who says we can't break the rules of our own creativity
Why should we stick to one method, one label, one technique
Can I not be a painter who draws
Or a builder who designs
Or even a reader who writes

I don't want to be just one
I want to be them all
I want the freedom to choose for myself
To be able to say I am me
I can change day by day
Being a new me as I please
I have no boundaries
I can be myself and that is all

To be a label is unnecessary
We define what is indefinable
We reach for the sky instead of the whole universe
Why are we limiting ourselves
We have no need
Just to give a name to simply an action or product
A creation which is observable as what it is

It is such a ridiculous notion
But as ordinary as a tree or a blade of grass
Yet even these are not limited
The grass can grow wherever it pleases
It can be whatever it desires
The tree can climb as tall as it wants
It can grow leaves or flowers
Bringing fruit in the spring

No one decides what is best for the trees and the grass
They decide for themselves

So why are we deciding for each other
Why are we limiting ourselves
Our peers
Our elders
Our colleagues
Our students
Our teachers
Our friends
We should all be allowed to flourish, grow and prosper
Without boundaries or limits or rules
We should encourage and inspire

So everyone can choose or not
Can label and build a box or not
If I hated to eat banana why would I allow someone to make me eat banana
I wouldn't
So why are we allowing each other to force a passion and a label on to each other
We shouldn't be

Just because we all choose to spend some of our time as one thing
Or doing one activity
Does not mean we can't develop or change or grow into another
We have no set job or meaning in life

So why aren't we letting ourselves go
Being ourselves
Being our true selves

Accepting ourselves and each other
For whatever each and every one of us decides is who we are
As an individual
Not as a label
12:24, 08.08.16

I wrote this piece in response to Elin Loow's post called, Reclaim Your Creative Freedom, because I simply couldn't help but write my thoughts down.
Devin Ortiz Nov 2016
Slick metallic
Fully loaded sidekicks
A right held higher than most

Opinions vary, more or less
For laws and restrictions
For availability and freedom

A country divided, a hot topic debate
And while you ponder your side of the fence
Remember that the leaders and lawmakers
Prefer prayer as a means to relieve such tragedies

There is no plan to change how things are
There is no answer from the left
There is no answer from the right
Accepting complacency and prayers

Prayers, which have done nothing, not a thing at all.
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