Locked Away

My life is in complete utter ruin and despair.
No hope is left for me; these circumstances are not close to fair.

I’m stuck, unable to move or escape; can no one help free me from this prison, from this cage?
My panic becomes fear, which turns into pain who has left me alone with sadness and rage.

Why did I let things get so bad…how could this happen to me?
I’m a prisoner kept locked away inside my life, in a mental cell, held captive by fatigue.

My eyes are tightly shut, I see nothing now…but wait, what was that sound!?
Something new is happening to me; my heart is fluttering and has begun to pound!

What is this unusual thing coming towards me with such fury and speed?
Is it a foe sent to further torment me, or is it a friend sent to help me finally be freed?

I will open my eyes wide now and friend or foe, I will face him and I will choose to see!
I can’t believe my eyes, it is true, I have not been forgotten, success has come to rescue me!

Locked Away
By Carrie Jackson

© 2010-2013 Carrie Jackson.

Carrie Jackson is an internationally collected American artist, creator and visionary. Carrie creates artwork for a variety of commercial clients as well as private commissions. Carrie is most passionate about painting but she has also developed extensive abilities in drawing, sculpting, woodworking, upholstery, interior design, graphic design, calligraphy, writing and more.

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  • Morris Hill
    Morris Hillover 4 years ago

    wow….very deep and soulfull . Becareful for success can be the rise and fall to us all.

  • Thanks Morris…. When you’re in complete ruin, desolate, hungry and tired….success is an angel sent to bring you a drink of water, in the form of hope.

    – Carrie Glenn

  • Morris Hill
    Morris Hillover 4 years ago

    I could go for a sip of that water ( just finished school .)
    Best of wishes Carrie.

  • :D I’m sending you some water Morris!! Hold on and don’t give up! ….thanks Morris!!

    – Carrie Glenn

  • Jack McCabe
    Jack McCabeover 4 years ago

    Imaginative, colorful, poetic!!

  • Thanks so much Jack!!!

    – Carrie Glenn

  • Anthony Hedger Photography
    Anthony Hedger...over 4 years ago

    Bravo Carrie fantastic writing

  • Thank you Tony! xoxo

    – Carrie Glenn

  • Sandra Cockayne
    Sandra Cockayneover 4 years ago

    Very soulful – please keep that insight close to your heart, and by no means let success go too far into yourself Carrie. It can be the downfall of many……..spoken by me who has been there, and learnt valuable lessons afterwards…… Take care my friend……S:)xx

  • I definitely appreciate your comment and thanks for speaking your heart Sandra.

    The kind of “success” that I’m talking about is not monetary, but a success in life, in character, in mindsets, in overcoming personal pain and so much more… It’s the type of “hope” or “good news” that comes from a favorable or desired outcome in a time of duress.
    There is so much more to the word “success” to me than how it seams to be commonly perceived and understood.
    I intend to challenge the use of the word, which I am coming to find many people are sensitive to.
    It’s not success alone that creates a problem, success highlights who you really are inside, whether good or bad. It can be a like you said, a valuable learning lesson.

    However developing a good, mature and wise character are priceless!!!

    – Carrie Glenn

  • Sandra Cockayne
    Sandra Cockayneover 4 years ago

    Wisdom, that’s another great word that can mean all sorts. I sincerely hope that in your wisdom, you maintain your desired outcome of what you have been searching for and to keep, and hold on to your successes…….You have created a very thought provoking piece of art/work/write which I also hope opens up other peoples eyes too….. thank you for sharing with us…….S)xx

  • Carrie Glenn
    Carrie Glennabout 4 years ago

    So true Sandra….and thank you so that means a lot to me….thank you for your insightful comment! :)

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