Erin Cowart

Freedom Fight

Just because it has always been does not mean it should always be
The institutions have failed the madmen
We must fight for our right to be free

Though the fires of rebellion have raged through the night
There are none who know the enemy and fewer still who see
Just because it has always been does not mean it should always be

The silent tigers wait in the wings
For the crowd including me, but always, always, always
We must fight for our right to be free

Few there are who realize that they hold the key
The jailers all have fooled us with what it means to be free
Just because it has always been does not mean it should always be

Awaken sleeping masses
The time to make our choices is very soon to be; like our lives depend on it
We must fight for our right to be free

To everyone who listens and can pretend not to see
From your prison cells of privilege here is the message from me
Just because it has always been does not mean it should always be; always, always, always
We must fight for our right to be free

Topic(s) of this poem: revolution , freedom, political

Poem Submitted: Monday, August 10, 2020

Form: Villanelle


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Poet's Notes about The Poem

I think we can all feel the revolutionary spirit that is pouring over America right now. Things have been so messed up for so long and there is no current plan in place by our government that even begins to address the issues faced my the regular American person on any given day. Our political system, religious institutions and educational systems have failed us and tried to make us complacent in that failure. Nothing can change unless we change it...all of us!

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Comments about Freedom Fight by Erin Cowart

  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (8/11/2020 9:38:00 AM)

    Well expressed thoughts and feelings, an insightful bit of verse written with conviction.
    Thanks for sharing and do remain enriched.

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (8/10/2020 11:57:00 AM)

    To everyone who listens and can pretend not to see
    From your prison cells of privilege here is the message from me
    Just because it has always been does not mean it should always be; always, always, always
    We must fight for our right to be free...excellent, beautifully written on the freedom

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