Beloved Community

Incarceration
(Photo by Joyce Fielder)

doors clang open and shut
controlled by anonymous guardian
benefactor, antagonist, never friend
while longing for love or glance

controlled by anonymous guardian
heir of wisdom unlearned waits
while longing for love or glance
postponed but not delayed

heir of wisdom unlearned waits
emptying of pain and filling of love
postponed but not delayed
finding a foothold in new life

emptying of pain and filling of love
benefactor, antagonist, ever friend
finding a foothold in new life
doors once shut, now open

February, 2011
A French Pantoum
Written for Poetry Potluck
Prompt:  Aims, Goals, and
Ambitions

Explanation:  My goal is to create a bridge community between those who are incarcerated and their loved ones on the outside.   Opening the doors to healthy, community relationships.

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