Dare to be Free

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
It is a poem about the courage to liberate oneslf from the awful inevitabilities of a safe life and take a chance on the uncertainties of truly being free.

Submitted: May 13, 2008

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Submitted: May 13, 2008



Dare to be Free

Upon them shined the living light

From their nightmares they awakened

The choice was theirs:

To resume lingering between life and death

or dare to free themselves from desolation’s grip

and throw off the yoke of despair

For hours they weighed the risks

Then they shrugged their shoulders

and lifted their swords out of the dust

Their battle cry jolted the enemy’s ranks

Through the twilight they charged

The fiery arrows of Zornaden challenged their resolve

But their courage never faltered

and they fought their way over the crooked walls

Pouring out of the darkling city they cried, “Never again!”

 Across the distance they fled and into the glare of lightning they melted

Some say the shadows of doubt devoured them

I prefer to believe they found refuge in their glorious uncertainty

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