Gedion Onyango

A Free Living - Poem by Gedion Onyango

I wish I could live like a free bird

Not a scavenging vulture, and edible not

Not a village eagle who robs mother hen

Not a irritating parrot who echos my actions

Just a free bird

Unlike a proud ostrich

or tick leaking egrets

Just a free bird

So that I can fly fearless of darkness

Or of the light…

Or of the thickness of a haunting forest

Or of the wicked hunter,

Or of the hunger and hounds of state boundaries

Or of anger, hatred and discrimination

Or of my color and barrenness of an identity

Or of political gimmickry and violence

Just a free bird

So that I can swim,

Fly and relax,

Close my eyes and sniff love

Or the cooling breeze from the quiet waters of tolerance

A lovely and a colorful beautiful bird with no face

And this Is my wish for a free living!

Topic(s) of this poem: discrimination

Form: Blues Poem

Comments about A Free Living by Gedion Onyango

  • (1/21/2014 12:57:00 AM)

    Good poem. We also want to be free. It is a pleasant thought. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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