Pigeonhole



Attempts to categorize someone with a free soul
will fall short and minimize
that person as a whole.
Never try to pigeonhole emotions of the heart.
Slots and niches can't cajole
nor affection dispart.
Never try to pigeonhole physical strength and skill.
Slots and niches can't control
nor undermine the will.
Never try to pigeonhole an independent mind.
Slots and niches can't inscroll
nor musings be confined.
Never try to pigeonhole a spiritual being.
Slots and niches can't patrol
nor stop omen seeing.
Attempts to categorize someone with a free soul
will fall short and minimize
that person as a whole.
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Submitted on February 05, 2010

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme ABAcacdadeaefafABA
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 589
Words 101
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 18

Wallace Dean LaBenne

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