What light through yonder window breaks?
This window now lies broken!
I do not know which road to take
Now that my window’s open.
I’m free to flee, explore the world,
This jail no longer holds me.
A million thoughts now dance and swirl;
No jailer can control me!
I could go left; I could go right;
I could fly up or down,
Or maybe I should just sit tight…
My visage holds a frown.
I’ve never had to face a choice
So open or so varied.
The world has never heard my voice;
I’ve been so safely married.
Perhaps this all is just too much;
I shall not take the chance.
I think I’ll nail the window shut;
I will not choose to dance.
The Universe is far too vast;
I fear to be adrift.
I’ll crawl back to my comfy past,
Recline my chair and sit.
I beg you not to chastise me
Or judge my choice unkindly.
Forgive a coward’s fear to flee,
I have not chosen blindly.