Wires Bind

Wires Bind

A Poem by barleygirl
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inspired by artwork . . .

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Wires truss and restrain our fuss
fleeting cages screen our pages
meant to nullify occupy crucify
filters distort a deliberate thwart
subtle screens for he who preens
trying to find some way to unbind
transforming wire into spiritual fire
need to fly, bid this coop bye-bye
bust the barrel and go plum feral
you’ve always had the wings dear
break free from your binding fear.

© 2020 barleygirl


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you may not have gone completely free verse here, (something I just can't seem to do) but it was an excellent try and you had a wire fence do something I've never seen a wire fence do!
Our wood fence keeps trying this trick in every strong wind.
Hope U R not still gagging on smoke (wild fire) fumes
Cool image BG

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

This is hilarious! Thanks for brightening my morning! You've been in rare form lately! Thanks for st.. read more



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Such a cool bit of inspiration, Margie. I love the idea of a barrier becoming the tool for flight in the end. Freedom from self-imposed boundaries and barriers, perhaps. Going from static (cage) to the transience of birds. What a thought. I suppose there are many areas in life where adopting such a view would benefit us greatly. Your wordplay is creative, as ever. Great to read this.

Posted 5 Days Ago


what a fantastic image and you captured it in words perfectly! well that heat hasnt boiled your brain in the slightest miss barley!!

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Week Ago

The adrenaline from being in this inferno (not just the fires, but everything that's going haywire t.. read more
I love the closing command to break free, free from the illusion only fortified by the illustration

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Week Ago

Thank you for reading me just like I had it pictured! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie
Hi Margie: I think you're using the cooped up birds as a metaphor for people who feel restrained in many ways, emotionally, perhaps physically too. But most of all I believe you are pointing to writers who perhaps feel caged up in what they can or want to say. In addition I think this relates to religious freedom, political freedom and the need to be free, say and believe what you want. We feel spiritually cooped and need and want to spread our wings, be gutsy and fearless. LOVE IT! xo

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

I love all your interpretations, but my favorite is likening this to writers who are all tied in kno.. read more
Betty Hermelee

2 Weeks Ago

I have really weird interpretations Margie, but freedom to write was one of them....all the best,Bet.. read more
To be free to have no bounds except what we want for ourselves.

Take care - by the way, I saw the map showing the fires and high temps in what I thought was your area of California. I pray for your safety every night - take care - Dave

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

I feel honored by your prayers! I really do believe that I've been safe & lucky becuz of the many pr.. read more
Dave

2 Weeks Ago

Great! Everytime they have an item about the fires out there, I think of you and pray. Stay safe .. read more
fear is the ultimate prison...and in the end leaves us in solitary confinement with no hope
to ever get out.
j.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

I don't have much tolerance for fearful people & I hate when others use fear to control them. Thanks.. read more
Reading this poem was a very visual kind of experience for me as I could actually see the wire ahead of me and had a strong urge to cut it, twist it, break it or pull it apart. I just wanted to get it out of the way and get out. That's how it made me feel.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

I LOVE THIS DESCRIPTION OF YOURS! This is the ultimate treat, to have you describe what this experie.. read more
AJNJ

2 Weeks Ago

It was very much a pleasure! HUGS!
This poem is for everyone who loves to break their shackles and fly free. Plot their own course and chart their own journey. Soar and soar and let only their stars guide them. Anything less than this would be stifling for me. This poem is a paean to freedom and individuality.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

I should write about freedom & individuality more. I'm fiercely independent & I hate the way humans .. read more
Dhara_Ditzy Kat

2 Weeks Ago

Yes! We feel happiest writing with our innermost poetic voices. You're most welcome, dear Margie!
I like what this says Margie. We're the ones that keep ourselves caged.
Our potential locked within.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

I didn't even know what this poem was going to say until I got to the end. I love it when that happe.. read more
Ana Papaya

2 Weeks Ago

I love when that happens too. :)
This one turned out fantastic. Love where you went with it.. read more
you may not have gone completely free verse here, (something I just can't seem to do) but it was an excellent try and you had a wire fence do something I've never seen a wire fence do!
Our wood fence keeps trying this trick in every strong wind.
Hope U R not still gagging on smoke (wild fire) fumes
Cool image BG

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

This is hilarious! Thanks for brightening my morning! You've been in rare form lately! Thanks for st.. read more

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