unfulfilled love - unrequited love - love relinquished - life unlived...

we all are gypsies of a sort wandering traveling through this life other lives space and time here there and yon on roads less traveled - this is a written and visual journal of my own travels - imagined and/or real - come along with me - we'll dance among the stars under the sun and over the moon - we'll share our stories of love around the campfire - come along -

poetry from the heart...


POETRY FROM THE HEART - my own words dedicated to all the words left unspoken, the acts left undone - the love unlived unfulfilled -

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Monday, September 6, 2010

the rat and the trap...


she was his rat
he had set the trap
with his thoughts
his words
and she
she had built the cage
the heart cage
with her need      
with her want
the door of the cage
stayed open
no need to shut
each word of his
each insinuation
each implication
of each word of his
kept the rat there
inside
inside the cage
of her own making
she dared not escape
would not escape
for how could she
each word
nourished her soul
fed her spirit
without them
she did not exist
could not exist
round and round
the treadmill kept turning
and she kept running
round and round
with each syllable
each inflection
of his thought
encapsulated
in each word
sent by him
to the rat
in her cage
trapped
by
his
words

12 comments:

lakeviewer said...

My, how heavy this is, how sad and true in so many relationships.

GYPSYWOMAN said...

greetings, lake - hmmmmm.....yes, it IS heavy, isn't it - it's odd how sometimes the words simply just write themselves notwithstanding what we perceive our own perspective at that moment to be - thanks so much for your always kind words!

Wild Rose said...

The prisons we weave our lives into when we love...I felt you deep in this poem and you always make me feel alive with that yearning feeling dear gypsy doll. Thank you for your sweet comment at my place~ x

Gemel said...

And only by seeing herself shall she be free....♥

GYPSYWOMAN said...

so true, wild rose, the prisons we build within our own souls and hearts - self-made prisoners - and your words always like an open window to the LIGHT for which i thank you, lovely lady! :)

GYPSYWOMAN said...

oh, yeah, gemel, only be freeing herself - only then -

Nevine said...

A very psychological piece, Jenean. No doubt perceptive and incisive and entirely aware of just how these relationships manifest. Too often, we allow ourselves to become trapped... without even being aware of this. A most haunting and realistic write, Jenean.

Nevine

GYPSYWOMAN said...

oh, yes, often, very often, we ourselves even set the unarmed trap - sabotaging our own happiness and our very life - at times -

Steppenwolf said...

Very dark Gypsy Woman, but so true. It's quite a take on the power dynamic within relationships. An all to often restrictive, destructive dynamic. A powerful piece of writing. I really admire the way you write and the way you approach your subject.

GYPSYWOMAN said...

greetings, steppenwolf [love that tag, by the way] - so thrilled to have you follow along over here and hope you'll drop by at your leisure - thoughts and words from others are such an honor and i thank you for yours!

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Powerful writing here, Jenean!

GYPSYWOMAN said...

just straight from the cage, trish -
and i thank you for your words! ;)