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"From one LIGHT come many colors." ~GJ Dürrschmidt

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Great Escape (Or, On Guiltless Wings) - A Poem of Emancipation

When you were growing in the womb,
it provided you so little room.
After being born you were put in a crib;
a jail with bars, life was glib.

Once crawling, they put you in a pen;
new scenery, but a jail again.
Outside, they enclosed you in a fence;
life’s been pickets ever since:

Closed in by the walls of your home;
in your car wherever you roam;
toilet stalls and the cubicles at work;
everywhere eyes on you lurk.

When asking space for room to grow;
the answer usually had been no.
A caged bird denied use of its wings;
clueless of life’s better things.

A prisoner to the pickets others erect;
and your own, one may suspect.
If ready to experience a life that’s free,
remove those pickets 1…2…3!

Physical pickets are easier to cast off;
those of the mind, more troublesome.
Free the mind and the rest will follow;
sweeter pills are yours to swallow.

Live for pleasure and to be a pleasure;
doing so is life’s greatest treasure.
Off, now! Partake of bolder, wilder things!
Fly, little bird, on guiltless wings.

~gj duerrschmidt

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