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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Chained Rhyme

Invisible chains are the hardest to break
Stronger than iron
Weightier than an anchor

A tiger born in captivity
Doesn't know to resent the cage
Invisible chains are the hardest to break

Fear confines
More efficiently than prison bars
Stronger than iron

Assumptions and expectations
Forge unyielding links
Heavier than an anchor.

submitted to Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, Sunday Mini Challenge, Chained Rhyme, Pt. II



from Rumours, one of my all time favorite albums

12 comments:

Brian Miller said...

sadly there is a lot of truth in this...particularly that last stanza...the expectations...and looping that back to the top...the ones you cant see...

Ella said...

I love the message in your Cascade-so well done and honest!
:D Very clever!

Kerry O'Connor said...

For me, your second stanza is so profound within a poem which takes a long hard look at captivity.

Grace said...

I must say the premise is very good and powerful, invisible chains are the hardest to break ~

Good work on the form ~

hedgewitch said...

First, perfect use of the form, LM. This has great immediacy, and the repetition is just right to make your points. Second--this is one of those poems that seems very simple, but has a lot of shading and layers--my favorite kind. Thanks for sharing with us.

Loredana Donovan said...

Well done with the form and message. I especially like the second stanza, profound and great metaphor.

Mama Zen said...

I love the whole concept of this. And, the work with the form is marvelous.

Helen said...

Fear is incredibly confining ... it paralyzes ... beautifully composed.

zongrik said...

i think the tiger does resent the chains

journey with a new friend

Sherry Blue Sky said...

So much truth in "invisible chains are the hardest to break".

Susie Clevenger said...

Yes, those invisible chains are really hard to break and create a prison so difficult to escape. So much truth in this one.

Fireblossom said...

I love Fleetwood Mac too. This song has the sound of another lesser-known but wonderful group that I love--also comprised of two guys and two gals--called Bryndle.