1/7/2001:
 

SAT-Practice Word of the Day: sycophantic
Intermediate Word of the Day: obloquy
Difficult Word of the Day: grosgrain
 

NO MAN IS FREE

No man is free. Each woman wears the scars
Of chains upon her heart, and in the night
Must wake to see the bars against the light
And weep for something locked beyond the bars.
The walls are guarded, and the corridors
Lead blindly back for those who think of flight.
Love sets no door ajar, no key in sight.
Love opens up no highway to the stars.

Love is not a freedom, but a new chain caught
Against the old, and shaped to greater pain,
A certain bondage, terrible and real.
Release cannot be bargained for nor bought,
And he whose fingers seek to break the chain
Will break his heart before he bends the steel.