Onwuasoanya FCC Jones

Rookie - 50 Points (26 - 04 - 1984 / Enugu, Nigeria.)

Self-Jailed - Poem by Onwuasoanya FCC Jones

Marriage is imprisonment,
There are happy inmates to whom freedom is never a wish
And the stressed mates who desperately seek an end to their terms
None can say 'Nay' or 'Aye'
For the prison keys, in your hands lie
To the gates you may, anyday
But parenthood is a life term
Beautiful or stressful
No parole is permitted
Responsible parenthood escapes you into inimitable joy
And your freedom comes only with a coffin
Your jailers with tears shall lay you out to that freedom, eternal.
While they, in their own prison continue.

Listen to this poem:

Comments about Self-Jailed by Onwuasoanya FCC Jones

  • Gold Star - 4,963 Points Michael Morgan (11/24/2013 10:43:00 AM)

    nice, unsentimental piece. Spoken like a true Cynic. MM (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 24, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 26, 2013


[Hata Bildir]