Treasure Island

Allan Gerard


~Imagine The I In Image Is The Enigma In Imagination~


Stuck in a way
In a bond between us two
What's taken away
As I hold onto the night

The creator, this maze
Wondering in my wandering
The stairs lead this way
But I'm tired of the climb

I wait for the day
When the stars begin to fade
A different display
Where I reserve my goodbyes

Advice for what's seen
I borrowed wisdom from the wise
I imparted a dream
An illusion to the alluded vice

The joy in suffering
Is the irony in the shackles key
The iron in both relations
A disguise in their creation

Freedom's in the device
Where the truth hides inside the lies

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2014
Edited: Monday, January 13, 2014

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  • John Westlake (8/28/2014 6:54:00 PM)

    I wish that I could write poetry as fantastic as this. Another masterpiece from the artist we know as Allan Gerard (Report) Reply

  • F. J. Thomas (7/1/2014 11:18:00 AM)

    The title drew me in and the work itself took my mind down so many possible meanings it did not disappoint. Hidden within a lie is usually a fragment of truth...at least it was. Now a lie may be as far from holding any remnant of truth as the ocean is from the sky....seeming to meet on the horizon but...well, you know :) (Report) Reply

  • Jessica Dehn (3/5/2014 7:11:00 PM)

    beautifully writen! I ejoyed this poem another that speaks to my soul. I love the line Freedom's in the device
    Where the truth hides inside the lies (Report) Reply

  • Susan Lacovara (1/15/2014 10:29:00 PM)

    Powerful poem, I especially like the line...I am tired of the climb....keep pouring yourself, steadily into your poetry...
    Thanks for keeping it interesting and honest. (Report) Reply

  • Peter Stavropoulos (1/13/2014 1:41:00 PM)

    The 'joy in suffering' is an interesting line. You feel the writer means it. A poem is a device for freedom. You have an interesting style. Confusion made sense, or sense in confusion. (Report) Reply

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