FREEDOM

All humans yearn to be free;

to manifest our unique destiny;

to be wholly who we were designed to be.

A caged bird loses its melody-

it cannot fly-

let alone sing-

with clipped wings.

What an utter shame,

a sorrowful loss

this game…we play

of a boss,

of another mere human

knowing better than us.

Why do we so easily

give our innate power away;

so often stifle what is inside us

to say?

We all lose

when we chose

captivity

over

creativity;

conformity

in lieu of

individuality.

We are encouraged to be ourselves,

to come out of our protective shells,

then

often

shunned

when a few

do not see

as we do.

Labeled sinner,

we are marked with a scarlet letter-

excommunicated

mutilated

married

raped

shot

subjugated

stoned

burned!

These, it is believed,

is how we learn

to be silent

remain quiet;

stay small

do not stand tall.

What is the threat

that freedom for all

is perceived

to beget?

The shackles

bind

both ways.

What so ever you do to me,

that you do unto thee.

All humans

were meant to be

free.

No matter the costs

or how long,

Spirit will indeed

sing its songs.

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “FREEDOM

  1. …It’s a trap…The need for approval…it’s so enticing and so poisonous!…Yet so hard to leave behind..it’s addicting, it’s a lie we tell ourselves.
    Oh life. How we need our sister friends, how we need the encouragement to leave behind what does not serve us. How to be “good daughters”, “good wives” or “good girls” while letting out what’s inside? This fear of letting go of this security, “such an alluring illusion”!
    Awakening and acceptance are important but there’s more to be done to see a change.

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