Royston Allen


Freedom


Freedom to give
Freedom to live
Freedom to question why

Freedom to walk
Freedom to talk
Freedom to live or to die

Freedom to sing
Freedom to swing
Freedom to just walk on by

Freedom to speak
Freedom to seek
Freedom to laugh or to cry

Freedom to work
Freedom to shirk
Freedom to spend or to buy

Freedom to please
Freedom to tease
Freedom to smile or to sigh

Freedom to be
Freedom to see
Freedom to aspire so high

Freedom to touch
Freedom to clutch
Freedom to grant or deny

Freedom that’s mine
Freedom divine
Freedom no money can buy

Submitted: Saturday, June 29, 2013
Edited: Saturday, October 26, 2013

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There’s a freedom that only Christ can give
A freedom that allows the soul to live
Such freedom is not confined to the earth
It's one that comes by spiritual rebirth.

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (7/9/2014 8:33:00 AM)

    Freedom the beautiful word for which we humans have took effort for such long periods. Here the poet describes the freedom in beautiful poem and also have importance of spirituality in it. (Report) Reply

  • Ruwanal Liyanage (5/21/2014 11:56:00 PM)

    Freedom is all what we require. In other words we call it autonomy. The poet is in need of Freedom to accomplish all what he wants. (Report) Reply

  • Sonia Sharma (5/14/2014 7:12:00 PM)

    I think this poem is great! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Nehemiah Sweigard (10/24/2013 2:14:00 PM)

    This poem shows how we as north Americans abuse freedom, and how it's been taken for granted. Now freedom is only seen as a means to get our own way. It has stop been the tool in which to set people free from oppression, but a stepping ladder for the oppressors and the bullies of the world. No longer dose freedom rain from the sky like a beautiful song; instead it's like a echo fading into the dark mists of yesterday. If there is to be a world like Mr. R Allen speaks of in his poem then freedom must be fought for, it must be sought, it must be taught, and most important of all it must be earned.

    P.S. You know whats sad about what I wrote? It would't inspire me to help anyone. I'm a hypocrite just like you. Aren't we fun creatures we could stay angry at someone forever, or even want to fight someone just because they implied that we were a hypocrite, but if we were to here that a little girl is being used as a sex slay, or a teen boy died because of a drug overdose we would forget about it in a week or even a day. Why are we as people so selfish, why! please someone tell me why? (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (6/30/2013 1:55:00 PM)

    Well penned poem but what is freedom? Is it money, your socual status or none of the above? (Report) Reply

  • Paul Brookes (6/30/2013 10:56:00 AM)

    Good poem. Those in power only want us to have their definition of freedom. What is freedom? A very illusive thing BB =: OD (Report) Reply

  • C. P. Sharma (6/30/2013 8:19:00 AM)

    A very well penned poem. True, all living beings clamour for illusive freedom.

    Captive in cage for freedom we clutter,
    With no opening in the cage we flutter. (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Feldman (6/29/2013 6:21:00 AM)

    Love It. Excellent poem, Please do mail a copy to all tyrannical and non- tyrannical (don't know if there are any)
    Governments of the World. Maybe they'll learn something and we don't have to have a revolution about it. Those never work anyway.. Once again, Congratulations (Report) Reply

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