The Imprisonment of the Compassioned

Somewhere deep in the halls of the imprisoned
the rusting iron holds a soul enshackled
The cold dampness of the stones
molded and formed by god
Solitude.....solitude such is the
cursed man
a life sentence often fulfilled
Doesn't he realize the wasted years each
moment scratched on the surface
of stone lined halls
Some record to be reckoned
a calender marked
on each day......forever
I saw him once .......blinking .... his
arm over his eyes
Emotionless eyes looked
right through me
And for just an instant for
a fraction of eternity
One moment.... I realized
the eye's were my own


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

Imprisoned in your own soul.

Unless you share your soul, then the doors open and you are free.

So keep sharing, my friend.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Paradise , as long as I have the ear of such beautiful souls as yours I will write , and know that I'm never alone. Thank you......:-}


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

While reading this, my thoughts were at a prison, the prisoner marking the day's on a calendar, then i began to see it as a man in prison in his own mind. Deep thoughts.... Thank you.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hi Always Exploring , Thank you , I used to be incredably shy as a young man. And even now can be a bit reclusive. But it's all good ! Nice to see you...:-]

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