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the tether

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fc
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0 posted 01-20-2000 04:42 PM       View Profile for fc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for fc

she fights the wind,
mercilessly tossing her to
and fro
angering at the buffeting
knowing she cannot
fight the tether that
holds her
tight...
but only
for her own good
only
for her safety,
says the tether.

she fights the angering
as the emotions
seem to come
and go
at will,
and she fights
the unfairness
of the tether
but the tether states flatly
anger not
for life is not
fair.

she watches
the ground
as the tether repeatedly
pulls her down
down to her rightful place,
it says,
it is only here to take
care
of her.

but one day she looks
up
up to the clouds
roaming free,
to the birds who
choose to put flight
under their wings
she looks up
to life
and she strains
and tests
the tether,
a desire to fly
growing
deep inside.

she looks at the tether
with knowledge
anew
and marvels that
she ever gave it
power to hold
her down
now if she
could just learn
to untie
the nots...



[This message has been edited by fc (edited 01-20-2000).]
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Denise
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1 posted 01-20-2000 05:07 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Untie those 'nots' and fly! Excellent, FC!  

Denise
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2 posted 01-20-2000 06:22 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Applauding...This is magnificent!! I must share with you my favorite poem of all times.

The Falcon To The Falconer ~~Jonathan Steffen

Unleash me from your hand
And I will lance the light for you
I'll cut a swordblade on the wind
And pennant it with flight for you
To signal I am yours
If you will free me to be true to you

Unleash me from your hand
And I will mock the sky for you
I'll pull the anger from the air
And make the breezes sigh for you
To show that I am yours
If you will free me to be true to you

Unleash me from your hand
And I will jewel it bright for you
I'll hunt the treasures of the wind
And pluck them into sight for you
To show that I am yours
If you will free me to be true to you

O, cast me from your hand
That I may show my love for you
And throw me to the wind
That I may know my need for you
All darkness on your hand
I'm hooded, pinned, and held by you
O, give me back my wings
That they may bring me back to you




 At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. ~Plato
fc
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3 posted 01-20-2000 06:29 PM       View Profile for fc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for fc

wow, wow wow, that is incredible, oh to aspire to that level of writing, oh to be free to fly...wow, thank you ruth for sharing that....sigh

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devina
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4 posted 01-20-2000 06:33 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

I've heard this expression before, your poem was excellent in description!!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
JTF
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since 08-09-99
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5 posted 01-21-2000 07:03 AM       View Profile for JTF   Email JTF   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for JTF

And an orator said, "Speak to us of Freedom."

And he answered:

At the city gate and by your fireside I have seen you prostrate yourself and worship your own freedom,

Even as slaves humble themselves before a tyrant and praise him though he slays them.

Ay, in the grove of the temple and in the shadow of the citadel I have seen the freest among you wear their freedom as a yoke and a handcuff.

And my heart bled within me; for you can only be free when even the desire of seeking freedom becomes a harness to you, and when you cease to speak of freedom as a goal and a fulfillment.

You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without a want and a grief,

But rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound.

And how shall you rise beyond your days and nights unless you break the chains which you at the dawn of your understanding have fastened around your noon hour?

In truth that which you call freedom is the strongest of these chains, though its links glitter in the sun and dazzle the eyes.

And what is it but fragments of your own self you would discard that you may become free?

If it is an unjust law you would abolish, that law was written with your own hand upon your own forehead.

You cannot erase it by burning your law books nor by washing the foreheads of your judges, though you pour the sea upon them.

And if it is a despot you would dethrone, see first that his throne erected within you is destroyed.

For how can a tyrant rule the free and the proud, but for a tyranny in their own freedom and a shame in their won pride?

And if it is a care you would cast off, that care has been chosen by you rather than imposed upon you.

And if it is a fear you would dispel, the seat of that fear is in your heart and not in the hand of the feared.

Verily all things move within your being in constant half embrace, the desired and the dreaded, the repugnant and the cherished, the pursued and that which you would escape.

These things move within you as lights and shadows in pairs that cling.

And when the shadow fades and is no more, the light that lingers becomes a shadow to another light.

And thus your freedom when it loses its fetters becomes itself the fetter of a greater freedom.

Khalil Gibran
fc
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6 posted 01-24-2000 09:36 AM       View Profile for fc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for fc

JTF couldn't let this post go by without a thankyou.....am gonna print this and put it up right beside me.....sigh....thank you much
One Who Understands
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7 posted 01-25-2000 12:13 AM       View Profile for One Who Understands   Email One Who Understands   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for One Who Understands

fc, you have triggered thoughts from us all...thank you
 
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