Only for You

by Scott Andrew Bailey

Only for You

 

Only for you
Do I shoulder the collar
I pull the plough and furrow

Only for you
Do I labour all day
To bring the bread and water

Only for you
Do I toil my days
Until my limbs are broken

Only for you
Do I endure the whip
The cursing and the shouting

I could roam free
Over hill and dale
Run through deep green grass

And let the wind blow
Through my mane
And drink fresh mountain tarns

I could follow my dreams
Into the clouds
And fly with birds on high

But I curb my dreams
Relent freedoms sweetness
Shrug the reins back on

But only for you
Only for you

 

 

By Scott Bailey © 2015

Originally posted on thehouseofbailey

2 Comments to “Only for You”

  1. Very beautiful poem which, like all good poems has multiple layers of possible meanings . . . I liked it a lot! Thanks!

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