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Posted by Fan4-45years

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      Authentication

      Published by Poetry Quarterly, Fall 2019

       

      There are ties that bind

      tighter than rope;

      chains to restrain

      movement;

      muzzles to censor

      speech and thought.

       

      Mentors, family members,

      friends direct you to

      THEIR sanctuary,

      where they’ve grown

      accustomed to the rattle

      of shackles,

      where they tell themselves

      THEIR pain would abate

      if you

      were tethered with them.

       

      Give no heed.

       

      The ropes you cut

      and restraints you loose

      produce

      YOUR liberty bell,

      the peals of which

      ring out like high notes

      of the most beautiful

      opera.

       

      Be glad you navigated

      your own ship

      for you will take no one along

      when you sail off this hemisphere,

      when you answer the last call

      you will ever hear.

       

      Copyright © 2019 by Fan4-45years. All rights reserved.

        Fan4-45years wrote:

        Authentication

        Published by Poetry Quarterly, Fall 2019

         

        There are ties that bind

        tighter than rope;

        chains to restrain

        movement;

        muzzles to censor

        speech and thought.

         

        Mentors, family members,

        friends direct you to

        THEIR sanctuary,

        where they’ve grown

        accustomed to the rattle

        of shackles,

        where they tell themselves

        THEIR pain would abate

        if you

        were tethered with them.

         

        Give no heed.

         

        The ropes you cut

        and restraints you loose

        produce

        YOUR liberty bell,

        the peals of which

        ring out like high notes

        of the most beautiful

        opera.

         

        Be glad you navigated

        your own ship

        for you will take no one along

        when you sail off this hemisphere,

        when you answer the last call

        you will ever hear.

         

        Copyright © 2019 by Fan4-45years. All rights reserved.

        Wow that one is really powerful Fan 4!  I am going to copy that one, it's a good reminder that we are the ultimate captain of our own ship.  

          Thanks, L2T!! So glad you like it!!

            L2T, I sent you a private message.