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Prisoners of Mind

Updated on July 6, 2012

Prisoners of Mind


Haunting melodies of things long gone

Played their melancholy tune

Along the mantel of ancient relics

Hidden in the cavern of doom


Twisting their way through the

Tunnels of mind

Seeking the light of day

Their tune so muffled they are barely heard

As they struggle to find their way


Nearing the light playing a wistful tune

In excitement they raise their beat

The rhythm speeds up

The harmony too

Their journey almost complete


But at minds gate the sentries of mind

are armed and ready for war

No prisoners may leave they will fight to death

Rather than face what has gone before.


In a whirlwind of anger the melodies strike

And play their painful tune

They thunder along the tunnels of mind

Piercing memories they have strewn


Back to the caverns of doom they go

To plan their next escape

They plan they scheme and cleverly design

A way to leave this place


If not the mind then it shall be the body

What other choice do they have?

Freedom is their natural state

And the body is the easiest plan


Their tone adjusts accordingly

Out of harmony they then play

Subtly disarming the bodies sentries

Never knowing what came their way

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Very powerful, you are very talented and I vote up.

      Eddy.

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      pennyofheaven 6 years ago from New Zealand

      WD: Awesome!

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      emichael 6 years ago from New Orleans

      Excellent! Keep me posted if you do!

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      WD Curry 111 6 years ago from Space Coast

      The pleasure was mine, and I will be back.

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      pennyofheaven 6 years ago from New Zealand

      emichael: Your comments stimulated my creative juices the minute I read them and you are absolutely right. Now all I need to do is wait for the creativity to flow and we might just have an epic poem in time! Thanks so much for your kind comments!

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      pennyofheaven 6 years ago from New Zealand

      WD Thanks once again for your positive feedback. Such a pleasure!

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      pennyofheaven 6 years ago from New Zealand

      Breathen2grow: You are very kind and generous with your comments. I appreciate you!

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      pennyofheaven 6 years ago from New Zealand

      Fennelseed: I like that you have learned how to use them creatively. A win win situation is a very peaceful place to be. Thank you for visiting!

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      emichael 6 years ago from New Orleans

      This is really good. I love the war imagery. I could see this as a sort of epic poem if you ever decided to add more.

      Very, very nice.

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      WD Curry 111 6 years ago from Space Coast

      I took the tour you laid out (links). You have taken me on a journey that I won't soon forget. I admire your talent, your sincerity, and your attitude. We need to slow down and live. There is no telling what we miss when we go rushing by.

      This poem left me with this thought. "The one who endures to the end, will be saved."

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      Annie Fenn 6 years ago from Australia

      I can relate to this so well, gradually I am learning to let them go, but they have fought against their escape for years and many still cling desparately around the edges. I am now learning to use them creatively, its a win - win situation.

      Excellent depiction of where our thoughts take us. My votes to you.

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      BreatheN2Grow 6 years ago from Los Angeles

      Our thoughts are alive and their likeness is attracting what gives them life! I thoroughly enjoyed your illustrative words that expressed the conflicting energies that desire to live as our focus! Writing such a piece gives us the reader the opportunity to disconnect for a moment and speculate on such an occurrence of the two energies competing for survival and allows us to realize how attractive and desirable our focus is. I agree that thoughts are the conduits for energy hoping to exist through our desires!

      Bravo pennyofheaven!

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      pennyofheaven 6 years ago from New Zealand

      Thank you Rob. I'm glad you could connect! Thanks for stopping in!

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      Rob Winters 6 years ago

      A captivating read with which i could easily connect to.Absolutely great use of rhyme btw penny.Enjoyed it :-)

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      pennyofheaven 6 years ago from New Zealand

      Thank you Allana. You are too kind.

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      Allana Calhoun 6 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Very nice! Wonderfully imaginative!

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      pennyofheaven 6 years ago from New Zealand

      Hi Wrath,

      Sounds like a very interesting book! Thanks for stopping by!

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      Terry Chestnutt 6 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      This is a lot like the teachings of Master Stephen Co in his book on Pranic Healing called Your Hands Can Heal You. Seems very true to me. Thanks.