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Mohammad Akmal Nazir

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Are we really free?

Freedom, a state of mind,
Freedom, an illusion,
Freedom, a nonsense of lunatic
Until it is spiritual.
As long as we are slaves of
Our petty self-interests,
Our prejudice,
And our false ego,
We are not free.
We may celebrate the festival of freedom Hundred times,
We are still slaves.
The Independence Day marks
Material freedom
the spiritual one.
Unless we are spiritually free,
We are like sheep devoid of sentiments.

Submitted: Monday, February 14, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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  • Rookie - 15 Points Mohammed Al-balushi (2/27/2011 4:24:00 AM)

    very spiritual poem and its fact, we should make our self free from all greed and overlooking and make peace with ourself, then we wil be free, good one (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points Narayanan Ramakrishnan (2/26/2011 1:02:00 AM)

    A really thought provoking excercise. e have log way to materially and to shed ego and attain spiritual freedom is but a utopian idea. A nicely balanced write. Hats off, Akmal. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rinki Nandy (2/24/2011 12:06:00 PM)

    This is absolutely true and to the point poem. I loved the line 'Freedom, a nonsense of lunatic'.... I also, feel India as a country has not yet gained material freedom, forget the spiritual one, It's only in the paper. I feel freedom is bought and of course we need to free ourselves from stupid ego and pride which is like a dreaming a dream. Realistic and mirroring the society in its truest form. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Mohammad Muzzammil (2/15/2011 6:22:00 AM)

    Of course, we're free physically but are slave metally and spiritually. Freedom is worse for those who don't have ability to use it properly because it may make then astray if they are not governed by spirital laws. Nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 2 Points Saju Abraham (2/15/2011 4:05:00 AM)

    Are we really free? One is free if one feels free. Freedom is within us. Yes, very spiritual. Nice work. Thanks for sharing this one. (Report) Reply

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