Guilty of Freedom

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A small about the advantages and hardships of freedom

Submitted: February 24, 2017

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Submitted: February 24, 2017



How far can I reach to say that I’m free?

Out with my words, my cries, and all to plea.

To speak of my emotions and all I desire,

No matter what, only what I feel is ire.


To act with liberty is not without consequences,

The eyes of scrutiny will never fade.

For only shame can take over my senses,

My eyes of pity is all I have laid.


 Where is the fire that sparks the ardor,

Have sensibilities brought a state of despondence.

To defend is what the fervent words are for,

All those that grip and punish poses for offense.


Unknown is the distance I strive to reach,

For as long as I know I have nothing to preach.

Bring forth the judgment and all of its eyes,

For as long as I float in this existence to exercise.

And I will know triumph and freedom,

And all the fear and anger and the beating of their drum.

May my world see me as I am, not shy nor stiff,

For as long as they not mock my silence and my grief.


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