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In the Captivity of My Will

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In the Captivity of My Will

Enclosed in a case by my thoughts,
tired of living in seclusion ;I want to explode,
Yet, I live in the captivity of my will power.

Afraid of freedom of unrestricted tongue so as
not to be sent into the abyss of darkness
by the corrupt ignoramus claiming knowledge and power.
Yet,I suffer in silence.

I want to be free like the eagle,
hovering round mountain tops and valleys;
but,fear binds my two hands,
Yet,it burns in me like a volcanic magma.

even if gates are opened and I`m
surrounded by beautiful floral,
I will still erupt...exothermically,
but,freedom seems like a mirage.
So,I remain in the captivity of my will.



Olusegun Arowolo; Date:7-20-2013
CONTEST:"Glimpses of Epiphany " sponsored by Nette Onclaud.

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  1. Date: 8/3/2013 9:35:00 PM
    lovely :-) ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 8/3/2013 9:09:00 PM
    Olusegun, , congratulations... thank you for sharing this small 'GLIMPSES OF EPIPHANY" love...Linda :-)

  1. Date: 8/3/2013 5:57:00 AM
    hi Olusegun beautiful imagery congrats on win Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 8/3/2013 12:14:00 AM
    what a different take on the theme, olu... you went to the other side, wow.. congrats on your win in my contest.. do check my blog for my comments..:) huggs

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 4:51:00 PM
    Congratulations on a fine win.

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 4:34:00 PM
    Very thought provoking poem...congratulations on the win....sometimes we just have to take that first step on faith...