Run Free

By: Leena Nesheiwat


Like a tree strapped to two poles,

or two feet stuck in a hole,

we stay put where we are

in order to avoid any scars.


We cannot expect to progress

if we sit and continue to depress.


With all of the life we are given,

why do we keep it hidden?


Creativity continues to linger

on the tips of every finger,

because we are all too afraid to hear

the degrading comments that may come to our ears

once we lay our hearts down on paper,

so we pray it'll disappear like water vapor.


Let your mind run free,

and do not care about what society wants to see,

because your voice matters above all,

and you cannot continue to remain small.