2012 brought me a great present when my missing in action flash drives reappeared right were I left them but could not remember where that was. So in honor of having them I have dug an old poem out to share. I wrote this in 2006 and it stands as a good reminder of how things can change in six years. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy it being found. Oh and it was left untitled so now I have titled it Trapped:


Thoughts after reading the Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman


I know all about being trapped within your own mind
That is why I thirst for knowledge.

I know all about being trapped within the wrong body
The body of a sex with out freedom.

I know all about being trapped within wallpaper
The suffocation smothers a life, while others can freely come and go.

I know all about being trapped by the title of “little girl”
Helpless I’m not, but my determination is lost in the name.

I know all about being trapped within the design of society
That which devised to discourage thought.

I know all about being trapped within the bars of oppression
That is why I wish to remove the bars of apprehension.


4 replies
  1. mom
    mom says:

    You are not trapped now.. Your flash drives have been found..
    Your past thoughts may now be shared..
    NOW you can show us your other side of your wallpaper….
    for all of us to cherish..

    • Delaina
      Delaina says:

      No longer trapped between a wall and wallpaper. I am free to come and go as I please and express all of the emotions that I have kept walled up.
      Better than my achievements…I can see that you are no longer trapped by technology, thank you for commenting. It means a lot to me to have your support.

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