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My Soul Cannot Be Caged

For Everyone Sees No Way Out

By Mike Singleton 🌜 Mikeydred πŸŒ›Published 2 months ago β€’ 1 min read
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Introduction

My idea for this was kicked off by this poem:

Which led me to be inspired by the poem by Richard Lovelace adapted by Dave Swarbrick for the song "To Althea From Prison" on Fairport Nine.

Essentially the lines:

Stone Walls do not a Prison make,

Nor Iron bars a Cage;

My Soul Cannot Be Caged

πŸ¦‹β›“οΈπŸ”—πŸ•ŠοΈπŸ”—β›“οΈπŸ¦‹

They Tried Their Best To Lock Me Away

And To Silence Every Thought Of Mine

My Soul And Voice Will Never Be Caged

πŸ”—πŸ•ŠοΈπŸ”—

They Bound Me Tight With Their Locks And Chains

In Their Prison Of The Darkest Times

They Tried Their Best To Lock Me Away

πŸ”—πŸ•ŠοΈπŸ”—

Walls And Bars Do Not Make Me Afraid

I'll Not Be Cowed By Their Spiteful Kind

My Soul And Voice Will Never Be Caged

πŸ”—πŸ•ŠοΈπŸ”—

I'll Have My Freedom, These Words I Say

I Will Be Here To Speak For All Time

They Tried Their Best To Lock Me Away

πŸ”—πŸ•ŠοΈπŸ”—

My Soul Will Soar, I Am Here To Stay

I Will Not Be Stopped And I Will Shine

My Soul And Voice Will Never Be Caged

πŸ”—πŸ•ŠοΈπŸ”—

You Will Hear My Stories Every Day

With You I Will Share My Tales Divine

They Tried Their Best To Lock Me Away

My Soul And Voice Will Never Be Caged

πŸ¦‹β›“οΈπŸ”—πŸ•ŠοΈπŸ”—β›“οΈπŸ¦‹

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Comments (4)

  • Shirley Belkabout a month ago

    standing strong

  • D.K. Shepard2 months ago

    Great villanelle! Very lyrical and β€œcaptive”-ating!

  • Ameer Bibi2 months ago

    I will not be stopped and will shine Love the insights

  • Oooo, this was so deep. I loved it so much!

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