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How they've locked a soul
Inside a cage so small
Nights as pit black as coal
The only friend, a wall

 

Inside a cage so small
It's even hard to breathe
The only friend, a wall
Bones, too, begin to seethe

 

It's even hard to breathe
When chained from head to toe
Bones, too, begin to seethe
When pain is all you know

 

The pantoum is a unique form of poetry similar to a villanelle in that there are repeating lines throughout the poem. It's composed of three quatrains; the second & fourth lines of each stanza are repeated as the first & third lines of the next stanza. American poets such as John Ashbery, Marilyn Hacker, Donald Justice ("Pantoum of the Great Depression"), Carolyn Kizer,[5] and David Trinidad have done work in this form, as has Irish poet Caitriona O'Reilly.

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Mahhum Bhat