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No Cage for Me

I own my thoughts and feelings
I have a right to them
You can't control emotions
Or steal from whence they stem

If you should ever tell me
"Come on, don't feel that way!"
I'll simply have to answer
"You don't have any say"

You see, I own my feelings
I surely own my thoughts
I'm free to feel as I wish
My heart cannot be bought

Don't try to cage a lover
And make her soul your slave
For love not freely given
Is hopeless, then to save

*Inspired by Sami Al-khalili's contest, "Small Cage, Big Bird".

Copyright © Donna Golden

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  1. Date: 2/28/2011 11:38:00 PM
    Such a personal language for something not only just personal but also very much human's challenge Donna this is insipiring and beautiful

  1. Date: 2/10/2010 11:59:00 AM
    this is a great poem and i enjoyed reading it there is so much truth and reality in there keep it flowing!n =)

  1. Date: 12/7/2009 10:27:00 PM
    I love this ... an exceptional poem for an exceptional challenge

  1. Date: 11/26/2009 8:41:00 AM
    Wonderful poem, well thought! love Simone

  1. Date: 11/16/2009 5:15:00 PM
    very nice poem.I enjoyed it.Thanx for the comments on my poems.

  1. Date: 11/14/2009 4:58:00 PM
    No Cage For Me. I whole heartedly agree. Great Piece Donna. Best Wishes Always, Bill

  1. Date: 11/14/2009 3:14:00 PM
    Good luck with this one. Good entry. Thanks for the nice comments. I was gone from home for a few days and you came zipping by. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/14/2009 2:07:00 PM
    yes it's hard to hold such big emotions in such a small human form! Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/12/2009 12:53:00 PM
    Indeed very powerful. Nice job Donna. I like all the ones that i have read, even though i don't really post comments about them. very good.

  1. Date: 11/7/2009 9:26:00 PM
    Amen! sister! what a heartfelt and powerful write my friend. Bravo! Thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate your reading time and kind comments :)

  1. Date: 11/7/2009 7:31:00 PM
    Amen to that..No one knows how you feel but you. Thanks for the review on My Prayer for Twin...I also post on poetrywithpassion and we were coming up with new forms. This was dropped in my spirit. One for the twins. I am a twin also. We also are faternal. My mom had three sets. Two girl sets and one boy. Our brothers have passed on but me and twin stay in contact. I may see the others when I go to Ok..that's if they want to be seen..a long story..

  1. Date: 11/7/2009 7:29:00 PM
    Good. Last stanzas a bit weak. I would have dropped it all together. The second to last stanza would have ended it with a better flow. May golden light caress your every movement. Patrick Wakefield Inc est. 1987

  1. Date: 11/1/2009 12:35:00 AM
    wow... I think of my own fight independance. To have read this five years ago.... Alas the wisdom still rings true. Absolutely wonderful! Tara

  1. Date: 10/31/2009 4:49:00 PM
    You tell 'em, Donna! Way to go! Thanks for the kind sentiments on my latest poem. God bless! Milt

  1. Date: 10/31/2009 11:59:00 AM
    I love these words, "love not freely given Is hopeless, then to save." Beautiful write.

  1. Date: 10/30/2009 5:09:00 PM
    Thanks Donna! I think I'm good for now. I like this one of has some truth to it that we all need live by.

  1. Date: 10/30/2009 1:42:00 AM
    Truly a significant write that was delightful to read.You are an excellent writer.Sincerely,Eric

  1. Date: 10/29/2009 5:12:00 PM
    good idea, you know in america no one wants to see emotion only cando attitude, I think it is the cause of all the mental illness here, we suppress the real emotions.

  1. Date: 10/28/2009 4:17:00 PM
    This is WONDERFUL!!! How many times, how many relationships have I felt this way! It makes me feel extra grateful for my husband! ~Trudy~

  1. Date: 10/28/2009 2:03:00 PM
    This is great. I didn't try this contest as i have not felt caged and I am glad you don't. I didn't know we were having our own contest, I will have to step it up a bit. We both have a ways to go to catch the leaders. Fun isn't it? Love, Joyce