Isam Hussain

Rookie - 66 Points (8-12-1938 / Iraq)

Breaking Free Is Hard To Do - Poem by Isam Hussain

With one hand the past pushes us forward,
with the other it pulls us back.
Our freewill is never free;
our today is coloured by yesterday.
Yet the desire to break free
is too strong to be held at bay.

At times we escape briefly into a new day;
smell the sweet scent of its free air
and make believe that we are free.
Alas, not so; the past is toying with us
before its hand pulls us back once more.

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Topic(s) of this poem: wisdom


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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 17, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 1, 2017


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