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Set Me Free

Set Me Free
December 18, 2008
Please, set me free.
All my life I have been chained to one place.
I have been chained by friends, family, familiar places, and memories.
Every single time I try to rise up, shackles bind me back down again.
I want to leave, but there‘s always something blocking my way.
I try to sever these chains.
With each passing year, I am a little closer to freeing myself.
But now, here I am, with only a few chains left between me and freedom.
And I realize that with every chain that I have cut off, I have had to leave something behind.
With all those other chains that I have removed, I have left essences of myself, priceless, yet at the same time so treasured.
Now I only have one thin chain keeping me from my destination.
But what shall I give this time?
I have already given my memories.
But I can give one more part of me away.
I can give a piece of my heart, of my soul.
That is what‘s been holding me down, all these years.
I haven‘t let anyone see the real me.
I have been too afraid of what they might find.
I have been afraid that if I ever let anyone come inside the real me, they might hurt me and leave me for trash.
But now I have found someone who is as much a part of me as I am myself.
When I am with him, I am home.
There.
I have given that one part of me that would have set me free a long time ago.
I have given my heart to him.
My soul is now his for the taking.
He can break it or he can love it.
It‘s his choice.
That last chain is gone.
Those shackles will never again embrace there wrists.
I am finally able to leave.
And yet, now that I am free, I don‘t want to go.
All my life I have been searching for a place that I can call my own, when it was really right in front of me the entire time.
I have now found my home, and it is with him.
Wherever he goes, I go too, and I am happy.
He has not only set me free, but he has also set my heart free.
And for that, I am truly grateful.

by TiffanyLoganAlexander
posted on 09/04/2018

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Comments: 1

Comment by Nick1959: Nov 16, 2018 9:02 am
You are putting into words the journey from adolescents to adulthood. It is scary to let someone in, but you now know that is what sets you free.
Nicely written, thsnk you for sharing your journey with us.

Nick

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