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Honor's Prison

Updated on October 8, 2012

Head up, into this cage

hands bound, victimless rage

silent rebellion, years too late

quieted passion submits to this fate.


Long waited, shorn from vaulted perch

guilt admitted, caught in hell’s church

gilded links, chained from the light

honor’s sentence, burial without fight


Time passes; cold bars become warm

wings clipped, this cage becomes home.

mind's corners, once sharp become soft

tarnished pride, once held high aloft.

Winter’s grey settles over the soul

reliving joy once upon did it know

condemnation, twilight coming too slow

resignation, offering time for coal.


Years hence dust covers empty prison

out of silence healed spirit has risen.

Shackle's scars in witness are borne

honor's redemption from this soul has been torn.


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      Abba Elijah aka elijagod 3 years ago from Abuja - Nigeria

      True words computed in poetically.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Kenneth C Agudo 4 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      wonderful and beautiful

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      Ryan McGill 5 years ago from Omaha, NE

      Thanks Grace!

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      justgrace1776 5 years ago

      Love how it flows and the use of the language :D

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      Ryan McGill 5 years ago from Omaha, NE

      Glad you liked it Randy. I love reading your work!

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      Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Many good lines in this! Love that third stanza.