I received this challenge, ‘create a poem on the following picture’
When Hope was captured in a jar
Pandora set her free
But not before she had unleashed
Every evil that could be.
Some would set a caged bird free
To fly unfettered in the air
And some would say that keeping it
Safe, shows that you care.
But Hope and birds and butterflies
And bats and spirits too
Artist’s hearts and writers’ dreams
Must soar and never rue
The strictures and the structures
Of form and shape and size
They must explore the wider world
And the poetry of lies.