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No Chains to Hold Them

Updated on May 21, 2022
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Artist, actor, poet, teacher, songwriter & actor with 4,000 poems & almost 1,000 songs written, performed recorded & published on line.

Nothing is strong enough to capture and hold a faith driven soul

The key to peace is to break all the chains that restrict it

No Chains Can Hold Them'

Chains are 
forged by men
who lust for power 
and worship greed
they gather round
the bonfires of history
to watch the next
unfolding of hope's
last dance
I felt the crimson 
blaze on my cheeks, 
mesmerized by the dance 
of a young nubile creature, 
slipping between the smoke 
and the shadows cast by 
the consumption of the moment......
it was as if time froze 
in the face of such heat, 
and all were caught up 
in the passion of the act...
Like a Chinese 
woman dancing 
in front of a tank 
to show rebellion, 
a Kent State student 
slipping a flower into 
the barrel of a gun 
just hours before she was shot
Joan of Arc thrash 
dancing in the flames,
Helen Keller rebelling 
against her own infrimities
though some sought to subdue her.
They were all 
simply dancing in 
the face of fools.
No ballet nor 
fine art performance 
would ever resound as loudly 
or as touchingly 
as the brave dances 
of those who believe 
beyond their own breath
in justice and peace and love
at any cost.....
No chains can hold a soul, 
though men have tried 
they fly away and take 
the essence of all that 
cannot be bound by earthly grief.
Even slaves who worked 
in the blazing fields 
created some of the most lovely 
and haunting spirituals 
that they sang as they picked......
Out of oppression has come 
so many great works, 
the diary of Anne Frank.....or 
the novel "Black Like Me" 
by a white man disguised 
as a black who spent 
a year being persecuted....
Martin Luther King plucked 
from a balcony by madman
but then set upon a mountaintop
where he found all are equal in the 
loving eyes of God.
A Cherokee mother 
covering her children
with her own body as the bullets
of white men pierce and deliver her
to the great spirit who granted
her the happiness denied her.
The examples are endless 
unchained melodies that will
burden the hearts of those evil
in their next life, 
and ring freely unbound 
in the hearts 
of the pure forever more

© 2009 Matthew Frederick Blowers III


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