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Bars

There are bars on my window
That mars my view of the park
The trees don’t talk, or listen
Like me, they just are
At times of high winds they whisper
Each one its own orchestral aria
Sometimes soft
And then with crescendos
Like passages from Holst’s Mars
But mostly as soft sad laments
Yet now stillness reigns
Somehow seeming a motion
That defies movement
Empty swings plead for children
As if they have an understanding
Of solitude and loneliness
A passing stray cat stops
And stares
With a look of apprehension
In eyes as dark as its fur
Its coat blacker than its shadow
For a fleeting second
We look into each others eyes
Then it quickly scurries away
Maybe it could perceive
The bars that imprison my soul
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Posted: Aug 2014
About this poem:
Not been around for a while, I have been moving, not far but always far enough, nice to be back. xx

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paloma66
Its lovely to see you back and as usual ith a good poem nice lines...Maybe it could perceive
The bars that imprison my soul.
Warmest regards Rob.hug hug
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Hi Rob,
Good write !
Best wishes at the
new address !
Mick.

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morgen90210
most entertaining piece I've read of yours
gnj4u
Hi, trurorob,
Bars, with its brooding tone, has images that stir the emotions. Yet now stillness reigns Somehow seeming a motion and Its coat blacker than its shadow effectively set the stage for The bars that imprison my soul. Thanks for sharing. Now, we must go outside and play. Those Empty swings await.
123whisper
It's wonderful to see you back in posting poemwine I always enjoy to read your poems as they're all like little dimonds to collect cheering
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Thank you Aloma my friend, hope you and Scher are well.
Rob
RAVENGYPSY42
Collective and driven, with hues of softness... so enjoyed..
Fellsman
Hi Rob

For some reason Emily Bronté's Heathcliff (Wuthering Heights) came to mind as I read through this, even the black cat having a jaundiced view of the human race - or even of the world in general.

A dark but compelling write.

Cheers

Bill wine wine
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Cheers Mick, yeah love the new place.
Rob
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Thanks Morgen.
Rob
peachmelba
Loved your very poetic dark poem ..,,,yes life is light and dark and hope you break free of the bars that bind you,,, prison break,,.laugh ,

handshake .wine
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Thank you Joy.
Rob
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Thank you Thea
Rob
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Thank you Gypsy lady
Rob
Odette67
As ever, your poetry is always first class Rob. purple heart thumbs up
JEANIEMAC
You been gone too long Rob.
You been behind bars?
steve1223
A first class write ... nice to read you again

cheers
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Seen the films Bill but never read any of the Bronte's novels, bit of a Tolstoy, Wilbur Smith man myself, thanks for the kind comment.
Rob
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Thanks Peachy Lady, not about me, never is, just a poem but thanks for the thought.
Rob
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Thank you Chrissie.
Rob
beautifulyou
My, my Rob,
this poem is incredibly powerful in its imagery, cadence, and depth!

thanks for sharing it with us flower
SCatlyn
Wow, so much in this, I wouldn't know where to begin.
Wonderful write...
made me think partly of prisoners and also of the song "Green, Green Grass of Home"

SCatlyn wine
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Thank Jeanie, fraid not, just into the bars!!
Rob
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Cheers Steve
Rob
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Thanks BY, very kind words.
Rob
candykid
Read this several times now Rob.....very cool write and rhyming keyword placement....cheers
rapturecapture
Hi Rob

I have read this awesome poem a few times now One Word, AMAZING...
I could read this one,over and over again!

Thank you for sharing your wonderful Talent.

Martina xxxteddybear hug bouquet
123whisper
Wonderful talent.wine
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Thank you Scatlyn.
Rob
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Cheers Christian
Rob
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Cheers Christian
Rob
Spartacus2012
Good write Rob..Thanks for your visits to my page..

Kencheers
ImagineLove
And then with crescendos
Like passages from Holst’s Mars


To me this ties the ambience of this write together! Very somber and thoughtful Rob.

The bars that imprison my soul

I understand that too! hug cheers purple heart
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Thank you Martina
Rob
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Thanks Thea
Rob
Poetnumber1
Excellent write Rob. Hope everything is now settled where the moving was concerned.
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Thanks Ken, sorry to hear about your Mum.
Rob
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Thanks Jade.
Rob
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Cheers MM, sorry to see you go, hope you come back.
Rob
jazzy75
Rich poem full of deep emotion Rob....Glad I have been able to catch up on some of your recent writes. I've missed reading them.hug
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