Thank you all for your lovely responses...I wrote this while thinking of a friend who cannot be where he wants to be at this time. He is a wonderful person caught in a sad situation. I hope someday his dreams come true, as he deserves the best.
It's not the love you fear, but the fall from the height~Edwin McCain
Glen Hope, PA USA
Certainly there are many kinds of prisons - one's own mind, love, desire, guilt, fear, bars ... and you have done an excellent job describing a situation which could be applied to many sets of circumstances!
...Living is ever like crossing rivers; finding a new life on each shore ... RJG