Treasure Island

Richard Merrell

(17/07/1949 / SYDNEY)

Freedom In Your Marriage?


Is there freedom in your marriage?
Or is there bondage bringing woe
Is there freedom in your marriage?
This is what I'd like to know.

For marriage is two people
Each sharing the others love
Not telling each other how to live
Nor giving each other the shove.

For each is an individual
With free-will to be such;
Giving and receiving in their talents -
However much.

Having freedom to enjoy at times
What each may like to do;
Pleasing each other by attitude
Being happy for each too.

Standing by each other
When outsiders shoot the tongue
No matter what the cost might be
For freedom you're among.

So, is there freedom in your marriage?
I pray there is today,
For only in love's freedom -
Marriage will be for aye!

Submitted: Sunday, May 23, 2004

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: marriage, freedom, today, happy, people, love

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Freedom In Your Marriage? by Richard Merrell )

Enter the verification code :

  • Donna Nimmo (1/29/2006 1:44:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem. So often marriage isn't freedom which is very sad. Warm Regards, Donna (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Sarakara aapananka dwarare, gajanan mishra
  2. Man: A proud species, Pranab K. Chakraborty
  3. ONly needed, hasmukh amathalal
  4. Govt at people's door, gajanan mishra
  5. Nothing Going On, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  6. Her Shoebox Of Poetry, louis rams
  7. Releasing Sorrow's Energy, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  8. Let world be aware, hasmukh amathalal
  9. As She Wrought, Darlene Walsh
  10. When A Man Offers His Heart, Lora Colon

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Burns

When biting Boreas, fell and doure,
Sharp shivers thro' the leafless bow'r;
When Phoebus gies a short-liv'd glow'r,
Far south the lift,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Jessie Pope

 
[Hata Bildir]