Genre: Rhyme, Life, Society
SHACKLES OF LIFE
by Lois Terrans Bradbury
The shackles of life can tear the flesh.
Silence the heart and suffocate the soul,
crush the spirit and drown all hope,
bury the love and hobble expectation,
chill the laughter and boil the hate,
twist the mind and steal imagination.
The wound goes so deep,
the scars never heal.
Memories shadowed in darkness,
fighting to be seen,
never to be born.
Cries of desperation choked,
never to be heard.
And the blood of the innocent spilled,
never to be loved.
The turbulence echoes like a maddening menace,
consuming any flame that dares to dance,
chasing any joy that wished to flee,
imprisoning thoughts that struggle to be free.
The undercurrent too strong,
the sands of life vanish,
songs of love are erased.
Passion is tormented,
tenderness is broken.
Music’s magic touch gone forever.
Eternity to be wrapped in blankets of pain.
Forever sorrow to reign.
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