Elikem’s Corner: Free

Elikem’s Corner: Free

I am constantly counting down the days until I am free

Arbitrary dates scattered throughout eternity 

Truth be told, freedom is never coming 

It isn’t meant for me 

It isn’t meant for weak, broken, weary souls like mine 

If freedom can be acquired through death then I pray that my time comes soon 

I am tired of these dark, twisted, lonely roads

I am tired of the performative life

Pretending that everything is okay 

When behind the scenes you are tearing, ripping, and beating the life out of me

Someone, please save me 

Please set my soul free


Elikem’s Corner, a series of poems from our Editor-In-Chief, Elikem Thee Poet. These poems give insight to a piece of her world; her own lived experiences and the experiences of people around her.

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