Poem -

Trapped

Trapped

Alarm
Wake
But
Not quite
Awake
Stumble
To the toilet
Belt 
Tighten
Keys
Phone
Wallet

The cheese 
Sticks 
To the
Countertop
The knife
Stainless
And steel
I tap it,
The noise
Against
My skull

Car
Starts
Barely
Radio
To connect
My Hertz
To fill
My head
With
Nonsense

Coffee

Telling
Myself 
It will
help

Arrive
To the gates
Of
Work
Tasks
Listen
Don't
Fade
In/Out

Car
Home
Sleep
Do it
Again.

Trapped
Within 
Darkness
Trapped
Within
Our 
Economy

And bombs 
They
Drop
On children's 
Heads
While
I sleep
In "my"
Warm
Bed.

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Cherie Leigh

Hey Gerard...Life can surely feel like monotony and not offer change...that becomes a trapped feeling of repetition day in and out...and as we try to figure out where we fit into the world in our habitual walk, there are horrible things happening all over the world to people as we feel guilt for complaining of our situations....Perfect portrayal of this cycle...Great write. xo ;)

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Gerard McGowan

Thanks Cherie, i do feel so guilty and my wife can't listen to my complaints anymore, I come back here to vent and I really appreciate your kind words, thanks again.

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Marion Price

Wow... You have written what my head feels like. I love the staccato style in which it is written, driving home the misery of it all. Pinned 🌹🌹

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Gerard McGowan

Thank you Marion, I'm in awe as to how I make it home some days.

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lodigiana

I am loving this style of writing ! the pace of it adds so much to the power of the words and draws the reader right in!! The cycle of life is not always a fulfilling or pleasant one..especially when so many things are happening about us that underpin the feeling of misery here..great write my friend and enjoyed it enormously!..Lodigiana x

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Gerard McGowan

Thank you so much Lodigiana, I'm glad you enjoyed it, maybe I'll write something more uplifting soon.

X

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Tony Taylor

Sir McGOWAN!!......I think everyone who reads this will immediately relate to the staccato-type delivery of this piece... it is indeed the perfect choice for this subject matter.... but I think you've really taken this that extra-mile with your word choices...... which makes up the VERY succinct phrasing...... that paints such amazingly vivid imagery in the minds eye of the reader!!......ALL STARS! & PINNED!!...... Great Write ~ VERY creative dear poet brother!!.......LOVE & ROCKETS!!.....T xo : )

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Gerard McGowan

Tony, you are a legend my friend, that's all I can say, thanks for stopping by.

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