Picture taken by my dearest friend Lynda

Weak, sensitive, insecure;
never believing in myself,
always assumed the worst of me,
that was who I used to be
once upon a time,
when I was still chained to you.
I listened to every bad thing you said of me,
felt like a nobody,
too flawed and imperfect to be yours.
I changed for you,
left my friends for you,
though it was never enough for you.
I buried the parts of me you don’t like
deep inside,
tried my best to fit in to your world,
never doubted you, not even once;
thinking you brought out the best in me,
only to realize I’ve been wrong all along.
Truth is, I killed myself slowly inside;
my soul no longer in my control,
I was a puppet dancing in your tune,
till the day I freed myself
from all the chains that tied me to you.

The introvert writer © 2022

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Daphny Aqua

A passionate writer who pours out her heart in her writtings.

48 thoughts on “CHAINS UNTIED”

  1. Oh my dear Daph, what a poignant and yet liberating poem. The message is rightfully spoken and true to its core. It’s the highest mark of slavery to tie ourselves to the deceptions and unkind demands of people. Freedom of mind and character is the best. What a touching piece! I’m relieved the freedom finally downed. 💖💖

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    1. Thank you so much dearest, your kind words are always the highlight of my day and my friend I agree with what you said freedom of mind and character is best we shouldn’t let ourself be tied to anyone nor should we tie anyone to a point one suffocates. I am relieved as well. 😁🥰❤️❤️


  2. The person who doesn’t respect others’ feelings, doesn’t deserve love from others. We should love & respect others to get respect and love in return. You should get rid of all those faulty memories and reboot yourself. You are a passionate poet and a responsible woman in the society. You don’t need certification from anyone else but those you can understand you by any mean, say poetry at least, can read little bit of yours. We those who love you not only for poetry but for being the person you’re, will always stand by you whenever you’ll be right…

    Love and best wishes,
    Your friend Abhirup


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    1. My dearest friend Abhi this really warms my heart and I am glad to have met such an amazing person as you who’s always there to encourage me and believing in me and my poetry. I am in a much better place in life cos I have poetry and wonderful friends like you who’s always there to support and understand every hidden words. Thank you so much., sending you lots of love. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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      1. दोस्ती तो वो रिश्ता है जो पाने और देने के तराज़ू में तोला नहीं जाता,/दोस्त तब दोस्त नही जब, अच्छे बुरे हर हालात में एक दूजे का साथ न निभाता।


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      2. I understood bits and pieces of what yoy said and I agree to it, what are friends for after all we stick together in good and bad times as well and I’m glad to have amazing friends like you. 😊💞


  3. So relatable. I’ve been through this with pretty much every relationship I’ve ever had. I know what it’s like to try so hard to be what someone else wanted me to be, only to have that girl reject me anyway. It’s soul-crushing, and you described it so perfectly. I’m sorry you’ve experienced this, Daphny. There are good people out there who will accept you exactly the way you are and not ask you to change one bit. Whoever did this to you really missed out on a wonderful person. Don’t let this get you down. There’s still goodness and kindness in this world. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Mike and I am sorry you had to go through it as well. True there’s still goodness and kindness and well there is someone out there for all of us who’ll accept us the way we are. 🤗

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  4. This is such a gorgeous poem, dear Daphny. The heartache is palpable, and resonates with me. I know exactly what it feels like, as I do when those chains are broken. I love this poem. ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Thank you so much Jeff, I guess we all go though it at one point in life but it is a lesson for us all. Really sorry you had to go through it but I do hope that you came though stronger than before, I wish you the best in life my dear friend. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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      1. Aww, thank you so much, Daphny. You are so kind and loving. I appreciate you very much. You’re most welcome, my dear friend. Always. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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      2. You’re most welcome Jeff! That is so sweet of you to say and I really appreciate you as well my friend. ❤️❤️❤️❤️


  5. I wrote a poem on heartache and I was saddened to hear that you have just suffered. You are a God-blessed gem. What you never had will go away from you and if it is yours then no one can take it away. Hope you come out of this safely.God bless you, dear Daphny 🥰❤️

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    1. Aw thank you so much dear Jane, yes I did come out safely and it was the best thing I ever did for myself, guess it’s part of life. God bless you too dear, I can’t thank you enough for your kind words. ❤️🥰

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