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Wednesday, 30 January 2019


I am most grateful to Carrie Van Horn for inviting me into her weekly poetry circle. I find receiving a weekly prompt very helpful for the discipline of writing on demand, rather than waiting for inspiration ~ which may never come. I found this one quite tricky, thinking about a likely theme. So here goes.

The Sunday Muse #40

In the Middle of Freedom"  by Isabel Mansfield

Origami Tsunami

A flock of origami cranes
Left their cage for new domains.
At last their captor set them free
Into this world of treachery.

How will they manage?
How will they fare?
Will they falter?
Will they dare?

In the cage they felt secure,
Now some start to feel unsure,
Some can fight and claw through life
To get a job and win a wife.

While others struggle and can't cope
And can't adapt, so sit and mope.
All was done for them in jail.
Now they must survive, or fail.

They must put on real flesh and blood,
To make their mark and turn out good.
They must be bold and courage find
Or else they will be left behind.

Some can rise to that great trial
Yet others find life too hostile.
Some excel and do quite well
While others find this life is hell.

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Eddie Bluelights
January 2019

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  1. Oooh, very good. I didn't know you were a poet.

    1. Thank you, Valerie and very nice to see you . . . :)

  2. You certainly have brought these paper cranes to life Eddie. Insightful and beautifully written!

    1. Thanks Carrie, Had to muse over this one for a while . . :)


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