I cannot see!

For I am trapped!

This prison blinding me

Steely bars stand all around

Outside world immersed in clouds


Acridic light

Angry winds

Consume my sight

Taunting hands

My tenuous grip

Wrenching at my illusion

Gathering blindness


Questioning this reality

Third degree assaulting me

Have I finally crossed?

Am I lost?

What’s the cost?

Is this insanity my inevitability?

Plagued with fear

These incursions haunt me


Ever growing

Still unknowing

What comes after this beginning?

Wearing thin

Silent screaming

Endless shouting



And then nothing

Sensory projection

Yet no one is listening

Or watching

Seeing is no longer believing

More screaming

Lucid dreaming

The voices scheming



Angry blocking

Head pounding

Moment mounting

Whispered sounding

Must release them

Must be free

Blind my eyes,

So, I do not see

Pierce my ears,

No sound for me

Take my tongue

Choke my lungs

With mine own hands

This final stand


Additional Reading

If you enjoyed Imprisonment, and would like to read ore from this author, his works can be found at the following locations

His complete works on The Creative Exiles Website can be found here

The Gypsy Thread is a huge collection of his original work

Ralph also writes on HubPages

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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

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