Sunday, March 14, 2021

Not Every Cage Has Bars


Why look before you leap?

The fall may give you wings

to flee the glass they insist

you walk to pacify their bitter.


Wise is the one who trusts escape

is a better journey than pasting smiles

on a circle that never ends.

©Susie Clevenger 2021

The Sunday Muse #151


  1. Whoa! I love "the fall may give you wings". And such deep wisdom in the second stanza, the path many poets choose.

  2. There is such heaviness in a seemingly lithe leap! You poets can punch a wallop with a pencil:)

  3. A poem dedicated to that 'leap of faith' - this is such a memorable line I might just use it as MO
    "The fall may give you wings"

  4. An amazing poem with a brilliant title! So much wisdom flowing here. The kind only experience can teach. I love this Susie!!

  5. Beautifully penned ... I can visualize printing it out, standing in front of a mirror, each morning reading it aloud to myself.

  6. I've never heard it put better than those final two lines.

  7. +100 to Fireblossom. "The fall may give you wings" - fantastic.

  8. Sometimes our minds get a little big for their britches and think they rule us. Sometimes it's a good idea to give your mind the finger. I like your poem of empowering freedom from all of those tape recordings that dictate to us.

  9. Smiling, back when I was an older teen I tried escape from a radar trap. I got caught later in the afternoon when I came home to change for work. Not sitting and waiting for me but still they were cruising the neighborhood.

  10. "The fall may give you wings"--Aah...I've always believed in this leap of faith.