March 10: Slavery

Divine Beloved
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Beloved

Your embrace is enslaving my heart
Enrapturing my soul and pulling me close
Reflecting the cosmos’ infinite abundance
The light of the world wooing her love

Enrapturing my soul and pulling me close
Whispering sweet nothings of service and devotion
The light of the world wooing her loves
Enslaved to all in freedom’s universal dance

Whispering sweet nothings of service and devotion
Reflecting the cosmos’ infinite abundance
Enslaved to all in freedom’s universal dance
Your embrace is enslaving my heart

Today is “Harriet Tubman Day.”  Tubman was abolitionist.  She helped many slaves escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad.  Reflect on slavery, in whatever form.

Please add your link in the comments or paste your submission into the comments.  Be a good neighbor and visit and comment on other folk’s works! 

Please tag your work “MarchChallenge”

P.S.  A compilation of all links can be found here.

Today’s Postings:

Lola Mouse

Cloaked Monk

Verse in a Nutshell

 sam373's blog

Viv in France

Renee

Buddha's World of the Arts

Dan Roberson

Honey Haiku

Mange Tout Etc.

A Broken World

Becca Givens

Pat Cegan

Sharmishtha Basu

Lady Nimue

Mike Patrick

Light Verse

 Otter Blossom

 

 

25 comments

  1. goldenhairbear10 said on March 9, 2011
    http://verseinanutshell.wordpress.com/2011/03/08/unjust/
  2. Sam373 said on March 9, 2011
    Great work! To your challenge I attach this link: http://wp.me/pBKhv-aF
  3. vivinfrance said on March 9, 2011
    It is refreshing to read your poem of the slavery of love, specially as I have just read Lolamouse's chilling political outcry.
  4. lolamouse said on March 9, 2011
    Quite a different take on slavery than I composed, eh? I love it! I especially love the line "enrapturing my soul and pulling me close..." What a joyful poem!
  5. Paulo Guimaraes said on March 9, 2011
    To be enslaved by love is the best kind of bondage! Nice!
  6. Paulo Guimaraes said on March 9, 2011
    Forgot my submission,lol: http://thewaytoshaolin.blogspot.com/2011/03/cinquain-for-march-challenge-slavery.html
  7. danroberson said on March 9, 2011
    Enslaved by love you have no voice, You follow where heart lost the choice, And give all the love you have within, A slave of passion, the best way to begin.
    1. Terri said on March 10, 2011
      I keep wondering if the greatest freedom is following love. And in following love, devotedly, it appears as if freedom is lost.
      1. ladynimue said on March 10, 2011
        Well said !
    2. Mike Patrick said on March 10, 2011
      Great, Dan. Ya gotta love that.
    3. Becca Givens said on March 10, 2011
      when it is a good one ... held captive by love is intriguing! becca
  8. honeyhaiku said on March 10, 2011
    Intoxicating take on the prompt, Bravo! My offering: http://honeyhaiku.wordpress.com/2011/03/10/slave-to-appearances/
  9. Margaret Bednar said on March 10, 2011
    Just wanted to let you know I probably won't be able to "play" until next Tuesday. I have a "Magpie Tale" poem with "garlic" as the prompt to complete and a busy weekend. I might try to fit on of your themes into One Shoot Sunday. We will see! Thanks for hosting! and I will be checking the others work out. ;)
  10. earlybird said on March 10, 2011
    A very interesting take on slavery - I particularly like 'Enrapturing my soul and pulling me close'. A lovely line. Here's my contribution http://mangetoutetc.wordpress.com/2011/03/10/slavery-warnin…t-be-upsetting/
  11. eclipseofthemoon said on March 10, 2011
    Wonderful post...slavery is not that negative all the times.... :)
  12. Becca Givens said on March 10, 2011
    Heart warming response to prompt! Thank you ~~ http://beccagivens.wordpress.com/2011/03/10/lifes-dreams/
  13. trisha said on March 10, 2011
    this was divine! a wonderful dedication to love, loved it Jane. gorgeous. trisha http://sharmishthabasu.wordpress.com/2011/03/09/slavery/
  14. ladynimue said on March 10, 2011
    A Pantoum isnt it ? I love this form .. Amazing work here :) My post : http://ladynimue.wordpress.com/2011/03/09/slavery-of-words/
    1. Terri said on March 10, 2011
      Thank you! And yes, pantoum (which I love!!).
  15. Mike Patrick said on March 10, 2011
    I suppose one could write about their feelings on slavery. It is an emotional subject in any of its connotations. This is the best I could do on short notice. For some reason I have fallen behind and always rushing to catch up. http://thepoetsquill.wordpress.com/2011/03/10/three-types-of-slavery/
    1. Terri said on March 10, 2011
      Totally okay, Mike! I feel like I'm on the verge of totally falling behind myself.
  16. Mike Patrick said on March 10, 2011
    A lovely posting on the ONLY acceptable form of slavery, slavery-of-the-heart. It is entered into willingly.
  17. otterblossom said on March 11, 2011
    Starting to fall behind, but here is this one - http://otterblossom.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/march-challenge-10-slavery/

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