Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Restrictions by Nomar Knight


By Nomar Knight

Can't stand restrictions
Since the beginning
Told I can't do this
Shouldn't do that
I thought adulthood
Would give me freedom
Only to discover
I'm faced with tougher choices

Should I be selfish
And embrace happiness
Regardless of who gets hurt
Why does love come
With those damn restrictions
Falling in love is great
But time and distance
May restrict access

Seems like everything
Comes restricted
Can't belong if you don't pay
Can't pray if you can't imitate
Can't express yourself
Without pissing someone off
So good luck with choices
Can't let restrictions hold us back 

This poem is showcased for One Stop Poetry 

© Copyright Nomar Knight 2011. All rights reserved. 
A Knight Chills presentation.


  1. ha. i understand this one completely...i wonder is true freedom found within those boundaries?

  2. I love this poem Nomar! Keep them coming! :)

  3. hmm - sometimes it seems like everything
    comes restricted..i agree. enjoyed your poem nomar

  4. Cool photo.

    Very interesting topic. It does seem we have less freedom and more restrictions as adults.

    Like how the lines seemed to be straining against confines. Adds to the emotion of the poem and title.

  5. Beautiful thoughts.. Nomar... and your words like this ...
    'Should I be selfish
    And embrace happiness
    Regardless of who gets hurt'
    are evocative...
    Thanks for sharing...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

  6. The last stanza made me stop, breathe, and reread. Thanks.