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...



  • Andrew Charles Forrest

    Excellent Neville

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


    • 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.....


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