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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Damn The Fence!

Rating: 5.0
My spirit paces like a captive bear,
set limits by a fence of tempered steel,
that with its shadows marks its deadening seal
on concrete ground that passes for my lair.

You are the sun that shines between the bars,
that fills the unknown sky above my head,
whose dawn of hope brings life where I was dead,
whose radiant warmth can soothe and heal my scars.

The day will come when we will both be free,
I from my pound and you from bonds of pain,
and there will be no bars, no barren place;

I in your light and you in my embrace
shall know the fullness of love’s ecstasy.
But now I turn and pace my cage again.
Wild Bill Balding
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*Trusting You* 01 December 2008
The day will come when we will both be free, I from my pound and you from bonds of pain, and there will be no bars, no barren place; great lines... I love this poem it says lots about my life. I will add it to my favs... very well done. Crystal
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Callie Carroll 10 July 2008
The captive bear paces, but he ROARS too. Thank you.
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Flora Gillingham 17 June 2008
A wonderful metaphor. The verse too is wonderfully controlled without it being constricted in its own lair. A fave! fx
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David Desantis 07 May 2008
Wow this is great stuff! 'You are the sun that shines between the bars' I love that man....you are damn good...i will have to check out more.
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julesx 64 06 May 2008
To me this speaks of hopes and dreams, of a time that current constraints will be no more in the future. We all hope for such beautiful times x
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Nancy Ames 13 February 2008
Ah, the human condition... is so well expressed here. Freedom is the spirit's home but the earth's gravity gives us both life and its limitations. I wrote one called 'Stratospheres' - apologies for shameless plug - in which the first line is 'Freedom is a legless bird' (with a nod to British humour) .
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