Imprisoned thoughts ( a quadrille)

(From Pexel)

Sillily squabbling
talkative thoughts
cooped in a cramped cell
elbow for emancipation.

unable to defend their debilitated existence
they resort to unsuccessful rioting.

most are old timers
biding their time
others; new inmates.

only the lucky few will be paroled on paper some day.

Written for dVerse. Today’s host, De, says: Today, I want you to play on paper with the word paper. Just pen a poem of precisely 44 words, including some form of the word paper.


66 thoughts on “Imprisoned thoughts ( a quadrille)

  1. I enjoyed the alliteration in the first stanza. Those that remain the oppositional defiant are doomed to lockup one way or another. Paradoxically it is the price they are willing to pay to remain free. Excellent quadrille, Punam!

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  2. Sages tell us that only when thoughts are verbalized or written do they become action. Im my career(s), I got in a lot of hot water exactly because I didn’t keep my thoughts to, myself.

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      1. Hahaha, you’re so funny–and clearly modest! As an English Major…back in the day…I did “know” quite a few poets; and I’ve been blogging since 2011…so I’ve met more who are still alive and writing. AND, just so you know–I don’t hand out praise willy-nilly, people earn my exuberant 5-Stars! You’re ever so welcome, dear Punam 💖 I eagerly look for your poetry each day 🙂

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  3. “paroled on paper” Ex-cons may be physically free, but remain imprisoned by a lifetime of painful memories and societal consequences! It may be hard to find a job or a place to live when you have a record.

    I loved the imagery in this poem, Punam. Prison life and the thoughts and feelings of the prisoners are so vividly portrayed. The poem might also be interpreted as a metaphor for the “prisons” in our minds.

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  4. This is great Punan. Love the idea of releasing some of your thoughts on parole! (Is it only the ones that demonstrated good behaviour 😉)

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