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    Stirring


    Oh let me to that prison yard

    which watch towers oversee

    guards in arms hold continent

    barbed wire will set me free

    with lead to put my feet upon

    the road to liberty


    So Death will be my pardoner

    in this life of misery

    as a rope of hemp

    my measurement

    twists from the gallows tree


    From earth we come to earth return

    how pleasant that will be

    to shuck for once

    the ball and chain

    and rest eternally

  • #2
    A new perspective on a weary soul. Nice rhythm to this one.

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    • #3
      I thought this was catchy Johntee. Although I venture to say that most people don’t want to return to dust. Unfortunately we cannot stop the inevitable.

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      • #4
        Wise not to be blind to such stirrings. Beautifully done

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        • #5
          Hello Johntee, Thirteen twists to liberty, death is not the end. A poem rendered to perfection. I have been most entertained, truly. Fond regards, Tony.

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          • #6
            Johntee - Made me think how resistant we humans are to "shucking the ball and chain" and how easy we give it up when we lose faith in what preserves it. Makes you think and thanks for sharing. Nice work. Namyh
            Last edited by Namyh; 10-05-2018, 02:59 PM.

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            • #7
              Thank you all. From time to time the film "Oh Brother. Where Art Thou"
              comes to mind with its accompanying sound track.
              This is written in that vein but would need
              more verses to come into that category.

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              • #8
                Ay-men!

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                • #9
                  Grant, shadowed,
                  a gaunt rewrite
                  of your identity

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