Three Line Tales: Poem – Lunes – “Hollow Liberty” #amwritingpoetry #3LineTales


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Barbed wire tongue, crescents bleeding;

Crimsons stains wrung,

Scratches, scrapes, gouges; fight wounds.

*****

Scars criss-cross, linger; priceless

Liberty gnawing, piercing;

Glittering eyes, barbed-teeth maim.

*****

Cages, prisons, iron bars, steel barriers,

Keep-out; empty —

Victory; they’ve decided Lady Liberty’s hollow.

*****

©️Mandibelle16. (2018) All Rights Reserved.

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3 thoughts on “Three Line Tales: Poem – Lunes – “Hollow Liberty” #amwritingpoetry #3LineTales

  1. Megha's World February 11, 2019 / 7:58 pm

    loved the way you have shown the shallowness of the prison systems.
    I have written a poem based on the same underlying emotion. Its called “Demarcation”

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