if life is a song 

Poem by Elizabeth Wiles / In The Ords 

Life is a song. 
Some songs are more upbeat than others. 
As much I have hurt, as I look around the world 
and through this life,

 I am lucky… 

the expression of bittersweetness
that I can hear in these notes
evident of a bleakness
and hardships I haven’t known 

we are all trapped in prisons 
and we drag our chains on the ground 
but not all ankles clang in crimson 
adding bloody hues to the sound 

that echoes in my head 
though my chains are not as long 
so restricting, this metal thread 
that’s been sewn into this song

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