H.J. Shreeve

Rookie (26/5/1987 / Hobart, Tasmania)

Caged... Like A Three Legged Pig. - Poem by H.J. Shreeve

Do not seek refuge in the places that I do,
Such places would do you no good.
This is all around me, It follows me there.
I am told it is not necessary to fear one's own kind,
Tell me, Do you?

Only animals, Broken in spirit,
Soil the place they eat and sleep,
I walk through your steel jungle,
I can not stand the stench of your filth,
The same filth that tars my lung, stains my teeth.

Do you feel free?
Do you feel like a once proud beast,
One tied, Drugged and placed in captivity.
You sleep in your own excrement.

I walk aimlessly, unburdened by map,
I walk amongst all this I can not escape.
I capture it on film,
Each morning, trying to seek beauty in this cage,

Still, It keeps me awake,
The spoken words, The sound of machines, The hum of neon - Like a thousand flies swarming around all this decay.
For me, No escape.

Do not seek refuge in the places I do, Such places would do you no good.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I do not really know where this came from.

Comments about Caged... Like A Three Legged Pig. by H.J. Shreeve

  • (4/28/2013 4:28:00 PM)

    Brilliant. Enjoyed this wonderful critique of modernity! (Report) Reply

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  • Jim Boone (7/15/2012 6:55:00 AM)

    Wow! This is powerful and scented with the need to be done with a situation. Hayden you are one of my favorite Poets. I am glad we are 'friends' in poetry on poemhunter. I read you as often as I can. (Report) Reply

  • Hayden Shreeve (6/27/2012 10:42:00 PM)

    Thankyou Sharon, i look forward to reading some of your work (Report) Reply

  • Sharon Kiprono (6/23/2012 9:11:00 AM)

    the diction is perfect
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 23, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 23, 2012

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