Trapped Water

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  • iLuvPoetryJACOB
  • Poetry will always emerge out of the shadows of depression, shining like a star in the scarcity of light.

Trapped Water

 

 

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Trapped Water

 

 

A cup of still water

Just sitting on a table

Shackled by the cup

Unable to move

 

Children run and play

Unaware of the still object

Weeks go by

Weeks of sitting in one spot

 

Of being untouched and forgotten

The water becomes stale and moldy

And the children dart around the table

The cup is hit by a moving hand

 

And it slides off the edge

It falls

It shatters

The sound pierces the air

 

And the children freeze

The water may be wasted and lost

But it is free

Freed of the imprisoning cup

 

No longer trapped and immobile

Flowing and no longer fixed

Independent

No longer prisoner

 

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KtIrish commented on Trapped Water

12-27-2009

I like the feeling of confinement and freedom in this. The metaphor of the cup of water is very clever. Well done.

iLuvPoetryJACOB

12/28/2009

thank you so much.

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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