A challenge


I received this challenge, ‘create a poem on the following picture’


my response:

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

Of fiction…

And the poetry of lies.

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