Exodus from La La Land

I might have stood a hundred feet

if life was kind and love was sweet

I’m not a dreamer

I can handle the truth

I’m a believer

But I can’t believe you

 

You cut my hair and made me blind

You said I was too dangerous

like every girl who won’t fall in line

 

Born to run free and be wild

I fought you like a Spartacus

They didn’t raise me to be mild

 

But love is a game, and life is a war

I was your crown jewel

until you got bored

Your showgirl till you closed the show

because I knew things I shouldn’t have known

and you can’t trust snitches on the throne

 

My sweetest dream became my worst nightmare

My castle became a cell

Who would’ve thought my la-la-land

would become my living hell?

 

You left me alone, marooned on this island

Locked up the windows, drowned my screams into silence

You said I was crazy, but I’m still a diamond

To the beat of a swan song, I tore down the walls

I’m already broken, so I’m not scared to fall

 

The vultures are circling

The requiem has begun

But I’m older and wiser,

and this fight isn’t done

 

You can’t push me aside

I’ve climbed every mountain, now I stand on the peak

You can no longer hide

I’ve hunted the wild for the justice I seek

You’ve run out of stones

Your greatest mistake was to think I was weak

Now you must atone

For you have no power if I choose to speak

 

—-

This poem is dedicated to Ashley Wagner. Thank you for always being brave, determined, and honest no matter what.

Published by madforskating

Confessions of a crazy skating fangirl. Your local Pair Skating Yoda. Sometimes I write about other stuff. • 17 • Asian-American • bi • she/her

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