Universal Prisoner – Author Hugh Dysart


An underfed tiger, stalks her cage,

memories of the Savanna heat

Scents, sounds, to hunt, to kill

All stripes and teeth


Memories, cherished for half a lifetime,

hidden in the darkest corner of a cage,

where she paces, feeds, sleeps

Dreaming the dream of a prisoner


Slipping between cold, steel bars,

through deserted streets and alleys

She climbs the Acacia, the Beech,

detecting the scent of freedom

Asleep in freedom, awake in bondage


Voices of the beast that feed her,

cold meat, putrid water, disdain

The hooded gaze of revenge,

on the curious, their bawling young

Memories of her own


Aja, look down from your Nigerian skies,

shine your light on my tattered soul

Cage me in life, free me in death

Dreams of the universal prisoner

All stripes and teeth.


The abandoned cages, of freedom’s dream


© Hugh Dysart

Torn Poems

 Excerpt from the book “Torn Poems”

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302579_242748782435233_4426381_nAbout the Author

Hugh Dysart is a long-time musician, songwriter, poet and lyricist. Hugh has been playing blues and rock for almost fifty years and writing for fifteen. His greatest influences have always been music based, appreciating the genius of both the music and lyrics written by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Rolling Stones. It had has greatly influenced his writing of lyrics.

He has discovered a love of writing poetry and prose; a natural progression as a lyricist. He resides in Timmins, Ontario Canada, with his soul mate and is a father of two and a grandfather.

Visit Hugh’s Author Page At www.ctupublishinggroup.com/hugh-dysart.html

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