Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Labels (Poetry)

Artwork by: Anji Johnston

They want to label me with language
Suffocate me with syllables and similes
Limit me to titles and tendencies
Just to invent my inconclusive identity

Why must I fit into a label you'll just use to judge?
I wish to be as free as the dove
Flying high above...your concrete reality

Flying high above anything that describes me as anything but infinite
Anything that describes me as innocent
I'm guilty as charged behind these bars
I'm a tortured soul behind these scars

Turn the tables... Their support is unstable
Disable the labels... Regard them as fables

-Jon Chambers

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