Below are two poems by Anonymous that she wants to share with our readers.
“When I lived [in a city*] in Finland, I couldn’t use the phone or email because I had no money or any income assistance from the social office for 20 months,” Anonymous said. “This happened in 2013.”
* The name of the city has been intentionally omitted.
She feels like an animal in a cage
In a four by four glass cage
Locked in chain and padlocked at the edge
Held in a dark prison cutting edge
Without a window cage hedge
Open only from the roof fees only an edge
Demanded a release from the psychological cage.
Restraining the handcuff clutch at the edge
Of accounts resistant mindset at every stage
With a hint of disappointment and despair
She grasps and grapples with constraint
She is torn between sadness and anger.
Under house arrest it pledges
she sees only the sky no ladder or sledge
Bottled inside is a boiling rage
Torture against war waged
Rules of the jungle gives an edge
Abuse of power set stage wrestling with her conscience pledge
To seek durable solution from the cutting edge
Reach out to relesase in a printed page.