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Posted: November 29, 2016 in sheree fitch
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Once I met a poet
who spoke freely :

Free the lions from their cages 
Free the lines from these pages  

Some people’ll step all over you 
if you give yourself away for free  
but if you charge what you’re really worth 
they couldn’t afford the fee 

Free the lions from their cages 
Free the lines from these pages  

I see the Treadmarks on your face 

The poet set up a poetry toll booth
discovered some people pay for Truth
but this took a toll on THE POET

Free the lions from the cages 
Free the lines from these pages   

I see the Treadmarks on your heart

Roar 

roar
Roar

What’s more 
free 
than the sound 
of 

your true fierce
voice
escaping 
erasing 
retracing 

Roar with me 

The poet kept roaring free verse freely
invited anyone passing through
who was free enough
to listen

Free the lions from the cages 
Free the lines from these pages   

Roar 

roar
Roar

roar with me 

And the ones who were most free
roared with laughter

Free the lions from the cages 
Free the lines from these pages   

 

Sheree Fitch  considers herself more rhymester and storyteller than poet but plays with words every day. She writes for all ages and her award winning kids books are on a second generation of readers. She can be found at www.shereefitch.com

 

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