Invisible Bars

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Prosery:  Maya Angelou  (posted by Bjorn)

Today we write Prosery together. The challenge is to write a piece of prose where we use a line from a piece of poetry.

Today we are looking into the poetry of Maya Angelou, and her most famous poem. “Caged bird”

And from this poem, you should use a line of seven words saying:

“his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream”

How strong the invisible
bars he has created
for himself to keep
his feelings harnessed
like a horse tied to
a post, to keep the world
outside at bay, where they
cannot harm him. But light
plays tricks on his eyes,
tries to poke its head
through the bars, while
his shadow shouts
on a nightmare scream.

Prosery: Maya Angelou

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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5 Responses to Invisible Bars

  1. He seems to have locked himself into this.


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