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an Elephant

I live in a box

and wait to break free

to roam across the lands

kept hidden from me

secluded from true being

lost to the world

my bones are depleted,

brain inwardly curled

I stare at the strangers

their stern faces a blur

a whirlwind of motion

frenzied where no creatures stir

the cage where I stand

there is a tear in the fence

a chink to glance further

when solace is silenced

and in that hole

I may find a way

to cross my paths

into another fray

where fields abound,

hope awaits those that walk

their own true road

illuminated beyond the dark.

 

– Written by Anonymous on July 1, 2012

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About 365 Things to Write About

I'm inspired by almost anything and everything creative - nature, architecture, art, words, music...I like to roam along streets, through foreign countries, and within my mind where the world is full of endless possibilities. I dream of being an idealist, but I've experienced too many harsh realities for that wish to ever be true. Therefore, I look for the hope and the good in small nuances, and I express my thoughts and feelings about the world around me on pages and canvases whenever I can.

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