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Poem - Whisper Liberty

The poem “Whisper Liberty” was inspired by a Tumblr posting about rope work. It was one of those source pieces that I stash away for a future day.

Whisper Liberty

The ropes spoke a separate tongue
whispered soft against limbs bound
an honesty denied by the world
their definition is the pure lie
those hardened chains are not freedom
responsibility spun from dire needs
it’s no wonder that escape is sought
in the twine spun to cord

agency released while still held
put aside by full consent
of both parties as knots pull
against the flesh desiring more
liberty springs from hunger felt
a strong desire to be bound
restriction giving so much more
as spirits lift beyond four walls

society would disagree
judge the bill and not the meal
as what’s bound for pleasure’s sake
becomes the bargain in the end
short release from true bondage
that cage of life that holds us down
this brief illusion of escape found
as the ropes whisper liberty.

© 2018. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20180416.
Tags: bondage, poem

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