Not In Control

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
taken from my book, "Pray For Solution"

Submitted: January 15, 2015

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Submitted: January 15, 2015



Not In Control


I've sat there with my reasons

Tempted to think

But plainly did not blink

The words came out my mouth

But they weren't set in motion

I was dragged across a floor

Stepped upon in my head

My love-life was left for dead by God

And when the sounds of wolves

__eating my heart

____echoed in my ears

I could not swim away from the fear

"What if I were lost in amnesia?"

"What if I suddenly

__didn't know where I lived?"

"What if I left home

__and forgot where I lived?"

I know nothing of what kind of' man I am

To know if I can

__just "forget"

____like that

The gum ball machine

Doesn't know my name

The clock on the wall

Cannot tell me Jack shit!

And why ask for a friendly reminder?

That would count as a "dependence"

And I'm supposed to be mature and free

If I wait any longer

The train would still not be here

I give up on a lot of things

But I don't have to remain "hopeless"


I just have to see thee other side of time


Not here

As foreverly as great as can be

The stress of it all


__and binds me with chains

Tying me to the hood of a car

And driven into a wall

"I can't think

But if I blink my way out of ev'ything

What's gonna happen?"

I'll just sit there

Tied to a tree

Left to be eaten alive

By gigantic thoughts in my mind

But at least I'll be free

When the ropes are gnawed off



D. L. Cannon

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