Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Bite the Hand

Leonard Freed

Storm against
The bars of your cage steel
Like the teeth of snarling dogs
Tethered to your schooling

You are not
Fodder for the warring steel
A docked tail of snarling dog
Tethered to your schooling

Powerless
Against the razor steel
Raised hackles of snarling dog
Tethered to your schooling

Rise up
Twist the bars of your cage steel
Red eyed rage of snarling dog
Tethered to your schooling

You are
The key to the caged steel
Muzzle for a snarling dog
Tethered to your schooling

Free
To destroy your cage
To steel against the leash
Tethered to your schooling

4 comments:

Yodood said...

By the second verse I was composing a steel dissolving solution in echo (reversrever). Be back soon.

Harlequin said...

the motif is powerful; wow. the image and the ongoing references to steel were quite effective for me, the pairing worked on a lot of levels of reading.
haunting and compelling, and a strong undercurrent of protest.

Yodood said...

SHUN THE HAND
Storm against
The bars and stars
You pledged allegiance to
In the molding of your schooling

You are not
Fodder for the warring steel
If you can grow your own next meal
The unfolding of your schooling

Powerless
Against the razor steel
Peeling whiskers from your chin revealing
That Windsor tether to your schooling

Rise up
Dilate the cage of your crumpled form
When you face the truth you’ve long ignored
Since the scolding of your schooling

You are
The key to the cage
Not in rage but the will to disengage
From the emboldening of your schooling

Free
To walk away from your servers
Costing more than that tie could ever earn
No longer tethered to your schooling

Pisces Iscariot said...

Harlequin: I guess I'm channelling Egypt at the moment.

Yodood: Nice complimentary verses - should run side-by-side perhaps?