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When I posted The Panther, these musings began to circulate and percolate. They were part of that post and they kept resonating in ways that were difficult to ignore. More often than not, humans are the designers of their cages. We struggle to set aside the desires and ego that form the bars. Setting these aside, is a liberating process.

Mindlessly,

I build these cages,

Bars more imagined, than real;

Yet, impenetrable.

I look deep,

I find an inner source;

Here, power and beauty

In restful communion.

Here, the ego steps aside,

I let go;

Bars melt,

The cage is no more.

No longer, a captive of my making,

I walk–

The meadow endless;

Yet, much revealed in this place.

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and spent the last 14 years teaching in an incrediable hybrid school setting. My dissertation topic and research were how teachers experience becoming who teachers, as human subjects. For me, teaching is a calling and vocation that allows me to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what will call me. We have begun a small consulting and leadership firm called Rocky River Leadership & Consulting Ltd.

6 responses »

  1. Nice poem, good work Sir.

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  2. 🙂 LL=large like & congrats… Oh, at first reading, I thought the Love Panther… 😉
    http://myvirtualplayground.wordpress.com/2013/12/27/la-tendresse-du-jour-la-panthere-de-lamour/
    * * *
    bonne fin de semaine, tonnes d’inspiration et amicales pensées… cheers, Mélanie

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  3. In addition to cages far to often we may nail ourselves to a cross of our own fabrication.

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