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Born Free - Living in Captivity
by Ruan Mills Burke
Saturday, June 11, 2011
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Free-verse
Sometimes reality is not so pretty.


 

She paces the cage 
Restrained by expectation 
Snarling at hands that control a life, not theirs 

Temper badly frayed 
Haunted by dreams of freedom 
Submission to another's will is enforced 

Yearns for a haven 
A home of her own making 
Her domain, where she can be true to herself 

Wild spirit confined 
Life has not kept its promise 
Helplessly bound, there is no escape for her 

Nonetheless, time passes 
Too late for dream fulfilment 
Diversion finally comes to her, in death.
 

 

 

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Reviewed by JMS Bell 6/11/2011
A POINTED POEM THAT SPOTLIGHTS THE CRUELTY OF A 'CAGE'. WELL DONE AND ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
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Of Life and Love by William Lowenkamp

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