we The Tragedy Of Prison Life In Letter To Martha 17 By Dennis Brutus ~ Naija Poets
An action that led anyone to prison should be considered a tragic fall and the character in such tragic shell suffers extreme regrets, worries or sorrows.
In the poem titled "Letter To Martha 17" the poem speaker suffered the aforementioned tragic implications; confined with none to talk, absurd ventilation system, inadequate space for movement. All that were taken for granted (the freedom of speech, the freedom of movement, the freedom of association, etc) began to resurface with huge importance.
The poem speaker who used to communicate freely with Martha was then restricted to mailing letters, "freedom of the birds/ and their absolute freedom from care/ became meaningful" also reminded him of how he used to be free and left him to fantasize about the cloud:
"_where are they going
where will they dissolve
will they be seen by those at home
and whom will they delight?"
Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
(the Leo with wings flying)

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