Anela Mrubata

Rookie (01 December 1994 / CPT|WC|ZA)

Free Spirit - Poem by Anela Mrubata

I knew i was not free before the time of my birth:
Trapped in a womb in hope of walking this earth.
I kicked and i screamed for my turn in this world.
And now that i'm here, my heart is totally hurt.

I can see the pain and anguish as we roam on these streets
I can see that pain as your heart skips a beat
Let alone, feel the strain we apply on ourselves
Living this lie is like a heaven in hell

Bound by rules and law- yet we allow the deciet
Meaningless freedom is all that i see
So i'll twist and i'll turn, and relive the struggle
Tired of the loud silence, i've had enough of being subtle

Jobs and degrees are all the futile things:
That restrict me from me, and me living my dreams-
Ruling my own life; where I am the King
Praising myself; and that's all that i wish

I sit in the hope of breaking these chains
Freeing myself and running away
But these words that i speak are empty and vague,
When my fantasy place is a lifetime away

My death shall reward me my freedom, the kind that i seek
And release me from exile in my final retreat
And when all is achieved, i'll know that i did it;
I've escaped the lie 'coz I AM A FREE SPIRIT!

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Comments about Free Spirit by Anela Mrubata

  • Yasmin Khan (2/5/2013 5:37:00 AM)


    It expresses self-knowledge and deep compassion for fellow-beings (Report) Reply

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  • Gajanan Mishra (1/23/2013 2:32:00 AM)


    breaking these chains. good write. thanks.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, July 8, 2013


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