Onwuasoanya FCC Jones

Rookie - 111 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.

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  • (11/24/2013 10:43:00 AM)

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

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 24, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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