Villanelle

Cage of Captivity

By Jonathan Srock

Cage of captivity
You give me your pain
I cannot be free

Arrows of futility
In slavery I strain
Until eternity

Please, I beg, let me be
You scarcely sustain
I cannot be free

I am bound in humanity
Locked in these my chains
Until eternity

Leave myself alone with me
Now I must complain
I cannot be free

I will fight until I see
This cage of mine is slain
Until eternity
I cannot be free