I NEVER HEAR THE WORD "ESCAPE" (77) - Geoffrey Chaucer Poems

 
 

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I NEVER HEAR THE WORD "ESCAPE" (77)

I never hear the word "escape"
Without a quicker blood,
A sudden expectation,
A flying attitude!

I never heard of prisons broad
By soldiers battered down,
But I tug childish at my bars,
Only to fail again!