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Bound To Be Free

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Bound To Be Free

Two men stood on the edge of a bluff
And one man said to the other
If I should fall
From atop this high wall
Would I take the life of another?

The other man sat to ponder this thought
He wondered could it ever be true
Were we tied to another?
As a spouse or a brother?
Could a single death turn into two?

Then in a flash, he knew how to answer
And he turned to the first man to share
But to his surprise
He saw through the lies
For the first man was no longer there

And as he stood from his place in the dirt
He turned his face up to the sun
Freedom...it seemed
Was more than he dreamed
It turns out the two men were one

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  1. Date: 4/1/2013 12:06:00 AM
    Im glad he got to see the sun and not listen to that inner voice which wanted yo destroy him.Very clever thoughts penned Caleb.

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 9:06:00 PM
    CALEB, :-) CONGRATULATIONS in Anne's "Battling Addiction" contest.. I think very highly of Miss Anne, take care~ LINDA

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 10:20:00 AM
    Caleb, I feel bad because I noticed that I made some mistakes when I finalized my contest- next time I will make sure to keep it 35 entries instead of 45- too overwhelming! Lol. Anyways, this was an extremely unique entry for my contest and it should have received glory, not just an HM- just for the record. ;) VERY well done. Thank you for participating!

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 5:58:00 AM
    Congratulations on your HM Caleb xx

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 7:36:00 AM
    I can't believe I missed this one of yours! This is so clever and very unique. Your poems always make the reader THINK - Please continue to spin these intricate poems! Congrats!

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 7:51:00 PM
    Your poem was outstanding Caleb. A winner in my books :-)

  1. Date: 3/2/2013 12:14:00 AM
    Addiction comes in many forms, and the excellent way you have portrayed it in this poem covers all, without mentioning what. You have talent !

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 8:09:00 PM
    Wow. I like this... made me think.

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 7:40:00 AM
    this is an excellent Poem Caleb truly excellent the flow is wonderful and the wording just exceptional...Glad the donkey's okay x

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 5:40:00 PM
    really good poem drugs or any addiction can make you two different persons

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 4:18:00 PM
    wow, this is very profound, Caleb. You are one smart cookie and this is a fantastic poem!!

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 4:10:00 PM
    Wonderful wonderful wonderful winner!!!!!!

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 12:47:00 PM
    Hi Caleb, wow... almost like a split person fighting his own demons. the imagery of the man facing freedom against the sun, was deep and gripping.... a well performed poem. always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 12:12:00 PM
    Caleb cool twist in this one....David