Sunday, November 10, 2019

1204 - The One-Walled Cage


The One-Walled Cage

Ceaselessly, you prowl side to side,
Restrained in your comfy coup;
Lamenting the woes of yesteryear
While reveling in them, too.

Inside
Is joined to outside.

It's clear this truth, as such, appalls.
But there will come a time when you must decide
To step around the walls.
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© 2019 J Cosmo Newbery
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21 comments:

  1. So, are you saying that your cell is only padded on one side?

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  2. I am thinking that you are speaking what is demonstrably the truthful thing. I am being of the opinion that we are being kept behind masks of the ornately jewelled kind. They too are in themselves being viewed through as the bars of your coup for chickens.

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    1. Fair comment Princess. Long winded perhaps, but fair.

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  3. I like that Princess. Perhaps we are all a bit chicken? There is a safety in a known cage.

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  4. Marcus AureliusNovember 10, 2019

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  5. A good imagery which makes me think .. a lot. Thank you

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  6. Easy said than done...however...well said! :)

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  7. Such truth! At time we create our own boundaries and at times we need to decide when to break free....

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  8. Inside
    Is joined to outside.

    Maybe if the fence is a Moebius, and sooner or later we are on the outside...

    Is that when we realize we wanted to stay?on the inside?

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  9. There is something insidious and creepy about the idea of a "comfy coup". It makes a mind wonder about the subject, about the reason's for the seemingly self-caging.

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  10. Very impressive work indeed. I broached the same topic for a Pantry entry back in September. It's here: https://wordpress.com/posts/rlavalette.wordpress.com?s=oubliette

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  11. Getting outside the comfort zone to speak appalling truth - wish everyone would - wish everyone could. Not easy though.

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  12. I wonder if this means that we all create our own prisons. We have the key if we choose to use it, but it is easier to complain about our cage than move on!!

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  13. I think a fair portion of the population secretly revel in some of the things they lament about the loudest. Its much easier than making the effort to walk around and see that it's not so much the fence that holds them back, but their beliefs about it.

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  14. There is so much wisdom in this poem. I believe we can achieve anything we put our minds to ❤️

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  15. Ha, I have lived inside a cage with an open door, so your poem takes me back to how this is not only possible but happens, when we dont realize we hold the keys to our own entrapment. Awesome writing, kiddo, so happy to read you this morning.

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  16. It seems that we create our own "truths" without really understanding them or their impact on us--sometimes truth is a lie--and we just don't see it--a poem to ponder and come back to again and again

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  17. This gave me the shudders...there is an idea that the cage is built both for show and as a way to justify the idea of entrapment.

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  18. I think I've spent much of my life stepping around walls, so this poem resonates deeply with me. Thanks!

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