November 1st, 2018

Shaman - Horse

Poem - A Choice Made

The poem “A Choice Made” was prompted by drawing of a woman looking out an open window. The word challenge was, “tell me why the woman in the picture cannot be free.”

A Choice Made

The bars are in the heart
a sentence that calls for life
demanding the living death
in jail that is freely kept

freedom becomes the taunt
seen in the beyond
through the lives that mirror hope
lost to the souls circumscribed

the doors are opened wide
available to all lives
yet there is one without egress
to follow is not their course

moonlight is instead the path
translucent without substance
sustaining emotion’s grief
in the chains that still persist

now tears must reconcile
imprisonment freely held
those chains of love once lost
a choice made by the heart

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