Monday, April 6, 2009

Open Keys--*

I’ve become elastic.
Stretching myself to every possible
Open key, yet my fingers are bruised
From getting caught in between locked doors
I never meant to cause conflict
But I somehow forgot how to numb the pain
So I have returned with open wounds
And expired bandages
Crying out for a cure to heal
These undeserved damages
The ones they left me stranded with
Those cruel open keys that promised
Me eternity
They read books but left the stories untold
Burned amethyst scars onto my palms
They forget to tell me how to read my own soul
Gained control because I was to naïve to believe
They would misguide me; those keys were thieves.
Stealing every pure part of me
I followed their trails with my eyes closed

And since I never really had a destination
A map was never needed; weeded through the roses
Like the thorns ain't left me bleedin.

I pleaded for hours for a key to unleash me.
Release me from the burdens that reflected
Onto my cheekbones every time I passed a mirror.
I never once cried.
But I fell everytime.
I was locked behind bars without commiting a crime.
A prisoner of a love that I could never find.
Believe me; I tried.
Tried to forget the memories that kept my hands tied
In heavy chains
But the truth always remain in clear view; so again
I am here.
Waiting for a cure.
My heart is sore
Im insecure.
And it is your open key that has me locked in so heavily
That if the door was open, I'm not sure
If I have the strength to walk
A W A Y.

Love.Tianamonique.

10 comments:

Jillian said...

"So I have returned with open wounds and expired bandages"

love that line....

beautiful expression of becoming a victim of our own device....

Devon said...

T i love that fact that we both are sort of going thry similar situations and i can relate to all of your writings, i love it hunnie, DONT STOP!!!

luhh you!

Sentrell said...

Beautiful...keep doing what you do!

kmx. said...

Oooh damn missy you've done it again. You inspire me so much!! Keep it up love :) & oooh how so many can relate to this I'm sure. Sigh sigh sigh.

JKisz said...

"These undeserved damages
The ones they left me stranded with
Those cruel open keys that promised
Me eternity"

giiiiiiiirl! that has to be my favorite line! i love this poem!

LaLa said...

I swear every post you just get better and better!! I love this I can just visualize it in my head as I read each line.

Ashley Outrageous said...

just stop it already tiana smh, im speechless =X


I am here.
Waiting for a cure.
My heart is sore
Im insecure.
And it is your open key that has me locked in so heavily
That if the door was open, I'm not sure
If I have the strength to walk
A W A Y.

chavita!!! said...

I had to stop in the middle and breathe...


the power of you voice and your word choice could wipe out a entire continent =) haha

wow your so inspiring girl!

for realzzzzzz =)

Elle said...

And since I never really had a destination
A map was never needed;

You are an exceptional writer. I applaud you.

Lyrik Marie said...

I HAVEN'T BEEN ON BLOGGER IN LIKE 3 WEEKS.. I HAD EMAIL ISSUES .. BUT YOU ARE ONE THE BLOGS I ABSOLUTELY LOVED AND MISSED .. YOUR WRITING IS BEAUTIFULLY ..