No Houdini


No Houdini

Locked in a straight jacket

Struggling to break free

I have no escape route

No magicians key

Bound by the trappings

Of life’s locks and chains

On the verge of breaking

Trying to stay sane

I’ll lie here inert

Maybe stillness is the key

Perhaps someone will come

Break these chains and set me free

I have no clever way out

For I am no Houdini

I have no great illusions

I’m right here ,why can’t you see me?

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Rygar commented on No Houdini


again you rhythm is impeccable and the emotion emanating from this one is one of loneliness and fear...btw, i see you :)

StandingBear commented on No Houdini


A nicely written, philosophical work. Seems we all go through this phase and many never escape. Great write.

The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

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