Treasure Island

Sylvia Chidi


Contemporary Freedom

I am who I am
Because of what I am

I ask for freedom from love
I ask for freedom from slavery
I ask for freedom from hunger
I ask for freedom from desire

You know and I know
That not all seeds you sow
Will eventually grow

This is contemporary poem
Seeking for freedom with my pen

I read there was an old man
Who bade farewell to his only son
At the hands of his own gun
Where his actions contemporary?
Was his anger or concern temporary?

This is contemporary poem
Seeking for freedom with my pen

Vivid imagination leads to frustration
It could trigger a chain-reaction
Hence the concept of mass-killing
Is born out of an over-reacted feeling
There is no cure or process of healing
Once death is the meal we are dealing

This is contemporary poem
Seeking for freedom with my pen

We drink with intention to forget
We drink but later on regret
And the people are walking
And the people are talking

Talking about freedom, freedom
Talking about a heavenly kingdom
Talking about their great grandfathers and their moms
Talking about freedom in any shape or form

This is contemporary poem
Seeking for freedom with my pen

And it does not make any sense
Why we always speak first in defense
And it does not make any sense
Why our passion for life despite the struggle is immense

We crave for human heroes
Those who started from zero
Their brave tales flows tremendously
So our fertile hope elongates endlessly

So when you tell a lie
Look your victim deep in the eye
Penetrate their mind
Find out what you can find
Because freedom is a lie
Because freedom is a lie

This is contemporary poem
Seeking for freedom with my pen

Copyright 2007 - Sylvia Chidi

Submitted: Monday, May 21, 2007
Edited: Monday, February 28, 2011

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  • Nicky Turner (5/22/2007 11:13:00 PM)

    words could not discribe your ability to capture everything in it's beauty (minus a couple of poems) freedom is a well written about topic but none of any that i have read even equal this.....great once again (Report) Reply

  • the poet (5/21/2007 8:42:00 AM)

    freedom is fought for and earned, never asked for or given... -thanks for this thoughtful poem. (Report) Reply

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