He missed his chains

by John Long   May 18, 2009

He left his wife,
He left his job,
He left his bills,
Freedom, pure freedom.

The scared crow flew home
Three weeks later.
He missed his chains.


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  • 11 years ago

    by Deana

    I really enjoyed this, We are such creatures of habit aren't we, even if they are chains? excellent!

  • 11 years ago

    by Dixiedaisy

    My grandmother has always said something to me which seems to fit in this case. Yes, the grass is greener on the other side but it gets fertilized somehow.
    I really enjoyed the poem and thought you did a wonderful job with it. Thanks for sharing.

    Take Care,

  • 11 years ago

    by Ingrid de Klerck

    Very deep and oh, so true John..without knowing it, we are so bound by our fears and habits. In such a short verse you have captured that sentiment very well, my friend!


    5/5 Ingrid

  • 11 years ago

    by Melissa

    Wow, what power for such a wee piece.

    "The scared crow flew home
    Three weeks later.
    He missed his chains."

    ^ I love this bit, "the scared crow", so perfect.

    Great job once again- Thanks for sharing! ;o)

  • 11 years ago

    by Jackie

    Good poem, shows the grass isn't always greener on the other side, just a different shade, 5/5