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Bound by Convention

I engineered an intricate design,
determined to be action,
not thoughtful stasis.
But, isolate and distant --
a preserver of decorum --
formal, unexposed, and safe --
with bounds determined
by tight, sane strictures,
I did not struggle,
could not escape nor abandon place --
became, instead, a creature
habit-ridden:  a cousin
to the circus seal
that honks a horn
for fish.

Copyright © Leo Larry Amadore

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  1. Date: 5/19/2012 1:26:00 AM
    I couldn't have read a more appropriate poem today. You are a great poet, Leo...will we ever see that little booklet? I certainly hope so.

  1. Date: 5/8/2012 5:34:00 AM
    Unique and fascinating! Wonderful phrasing and imagery. Well done, Larry! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 3/11/2012 6:30:00 AM
    Clever write indeed, Leo

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 4:31:00 PM
    So well thought Leo and perfectly translated. Before I forget, thanks for stopping by and suggesting the awake/wake change because I didn't mean it to be awake---but typed it that way!! Your poem reminds me of similar thoughts I had written about like sophistication making you a complicated fake etc. Well done on this, but I fear we will on occasion involentarily sit pretty and roll over!!!!????

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 3:58:00 PM
    Cool poem, it. Thanks for your kind comment today on my Wildflowers poem. Have a great weekend. Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 1:55:00 PM
    imaginative and most creative write Leo.. just getting into Free Verse and enjoyed these thoughts luv..

  1. Date: 3/8/2012 5:33:00 AM
    Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed the free verse and if ever get stuck on crossword puzzle use a dictionary. I hope you have a constructively free day.

  1. Date: 3/6/2012 10:43:00 PM
    wow, I loved the interesting way you ended this poem, a circus seal that honks a horn for fish. GREAT analogy, Leo!!

  1. Date: 2/28/2012 5:42:00 PM
    sometimes rules hamper action. most poets hate them and follow them. and sometimes not often but sometimes we use them. Well done!

  1. Date: 2/28/2012 2:46:00 AM
    "i did not struggle, could not escape nor abandon place..." nicely written, filled with beautiful ironies.i doubt if you really wanted to escape from the "formal, unexposed, and safe" place

  1. Date: 2/27/2012 7:15:00 PM
    had to read it twice but I found your work to be thought provoking and mind... mayhaps stimulated and revivied!! The CPR poet you will become!!

  1. Date: 2/25/2012 12:46:00 PM
    boundaries, structure, decorum. All three put strong limitations ... Habits are formulated with them. You said this so well within the verse. Enjoyed !!!

  1. Date: 2/23/2012 3:06:00 PM
    great free verse LEO!