Clover West

Rookie (15-1-1993 / My Home)

Freedom? Poem by Clover West

They say I have freedom
I can do what I want
They say I have freedom
To speak how I feel

But how is it freedom
To be judged for my deeds
And persecuted for speaking
Revealing my thoughts

How is it freedom
To fear being called strange
To think different thoughts
To the people you call friends

I live in my mind
I hide in my brain
I don't dare to speak out again
And I'm free to be lonely
And misunderstood
I'm free to be hated and shunned

This is the freedom
This is not freedom
It cannot be freedom
To hide from the world

Submitted: Thursday, November 01, 2007
Edited: Thursday, April 21, 2011

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  • Rookie H. T.P (6/13/2008 7:08:00 AM)

    couldnt agree more with keanu, theres no point in hiding, when eventually you are gonna face the world, and their opinons and ideas, you just have to be strong, and convinced that your opinons and ideas do matter, theres no need to get hurt over such behaviour from these people, this is the world, this is life, you need to wake up my friend, freedom lies within, and its your mission in life to set upon expressing it, great poem i loved it :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Keanu Reed (12/4/2007 5:32:00 PM)

    Just gonna say this poem is amazing, but freedom does exist. Not within the thoughts of others but within self expression. I wouldn't worry about other people and what they desire from me, because as long as I'm comfortable with myself then I've found freedom and joy within. ^_^ (Report) Reply

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