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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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Good stuff Mr Rob with great descriptive detail . Glad to see you back my friend… Cheers … Jessebeer
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Thanks Jazzy, hope all is good.
Rob a write of passion beautifully orchestrated love it hugs
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Cheers Jesse.
Wow, Rob, what a powerful piece.....David...
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Thank you Linda.
Hi Rob,
just reread
this really is an incredible, soulful, write.

thank you for bringing this to us, truly so bouquet
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Cheers David.
I could see the stare-down of the cat...great read...
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I loved this! I don't know why but while reading it I felt so at peace. Maybe because I am in prison also. Maybe one day I will get a reprieve blues please

Penned with a mighty quill
my friend! Very much

SASthumbs up
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Very kind BYou, glad you enjoyed again.
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Cheers Tony.
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Thanks Sherri
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Thanks Muse, very kind.
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Very description - can view it all in my head - ty for sharing!!teddybear angel2
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Thanks Princess.
First off tru I will say to you I loved your wonderful write

I read it afew times and now I'm thinking it could be about a spirit still trapped on earth or it may have left its imprint on this earth.

Keep up the writing love your style,

Hi Rob,
Lovely poem.
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Thanks Peachy.
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Thanks Bajanshay
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