Neville

No Cage for Thee

 

No Cage for Thee

 

The brightness of the light

You see

Is greater than

The you and me

So take these words

Fly high and free

I dare not keep you



Tho tempted as I am

And true

For you would

Surely die

Deprived of sun and moon

My love

And of the sea and sky



You shall never be

A keepsake

Nor must you be contained

I therefore set you free

My love

From cages and all chains...

 

Comments9

  • Andrew Charles Forrest

    Excellent Neville

    Such emotion in this "I cannot have you if I own you" wonderful poetry

    Bravo!

    • Neville

      thank you Andrew, you are most kind sir.... and appreciated, of course. .. Neville

    • Fay Slimm

      Such a tender release would melt the need to fly free methinks - this gem of good reasons to stay in love's chains has love that shines from each line. This one is a fave. to read again. ........ Fay

      • Neville

        you are far too kind my lady.. Neville

        • Fay Slimm

          Not so much kind as truthful dear Sire - - I believe love like you write would keep any female in caged contentment.

        • 1 more comment

        • orchidee

          I'm gonna fly then - lemme out! lol.

          • Neville

            talk to some one first, before ya jump..... you are an orchid, not a parrot... thank you for alighting upon this page... Neville

          • SerenWise

            Beautiful write, you can never lose what is truly yours, it will always return somehow

            • Neville

              nor ever truly miss what you have never had....... bless ya my friend, you are most kind.... Neville

            • dusk arising

              Beautiful separation of possessive romantic love from unconditional love.
              If you love the Tiger, then let it be where it can be the tiger you love for within a cage it will not 'Tiger'.

              On several re-reads i really do like this and its a definite for my favourites.

              • Neville

                you are far too generous DA... I like it though, so I wont complain..... thank you my friend... Neville

              • orchidee

                I thanks thee for reminding me I am an orchid!

                • Neville

                  I meant orchitis

                  • orchidee

                    Swoon! lol.

                  • Suresh

                    Love cannot be possessed, no matter how eloquently we may proclaim it, as done here

                    • Neville

                      those that try, do come a cropper.... thank you for pointing that out ...... Neville

                    • Michael Edwards

                      Great write N

                      • Neville

                        Thanks Michael... much appreciated, N

                      • Goldfinch60

                        That light is there for you as it is for all of us.
                        Wonderful words Neville.

                        • Neville

                          what a nice thought that is.. thank you.....

                          Neville



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