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KEY TO FREEDOM – Reena’s Xploration Challenge #257

THE KEY TO FREEDOM

Locked up again
Incarcerated
And behind bars
An unwelcome case of deja vu
These orange jumpsuits
And cold concrete surroundings
Were becoming all too familiar
Jason put up his feet
Sat back & closed his eyes
Like he was at home
Like…
This was the best he could hope for.
Ron leaned forward
(Hands resting on his lap)
With a glum; angry expression
On his furrowed brow.
The doors of their minds locked,
Like their bodies
Resistant to change
Incapable of breaking free
Chronically unable
To live a different kind of life.
Chris, however
Open book in his hand
Appeared content: determined
Smug almost
And completely engrossed
In his reading material
Until his eyes fixed
On one particular quote
Then it seemed like
A light bulb came on
And the lock opened
He suddenly realised
What he needed to do
To be free.

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22 thoughts on “KEY TO FREEDOM – Reena’s Xploration Challenge #257

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  1. Sometimes one quote, one person, one choice can positively change the trajectory of our life. Suppose that’s how life goes. If we are open to it. 😊 Nice exploration of the prompt, Ken.

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    1. Yes indeed they can Michelle! πŸ‘That’s the key though, being open to it! 😁 Thanks very much, delighted you enjoyed it! πŸ˜πŸ˜ŠπŸ™

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