Dann Thomas

Then That Is Freedom

When the political elite don't fear being questioned
And can defend their actions with truth or reason
Then that is freedom

When the farmer does not have to plead to live
And the hand that reaches out, is not to take but to give
Then that is freedom

When every individual has a right to his God
And religion expresses love, but does not champion god
Then that is freedom

When creed and the colour on skin
Does not bleed the mind to differ in
Then that is freedom

When everyone has a right to school and study
And nochild or adult-ever cries hungry
Then that is freedom

When the water and air is not poisoned
And laughter is not masked or hidden
Then that is freedom

When livelihoodcan depend on Government
Not choked in taxes and archaic law enforcement
Then that is freedom

When the elderly can still pursue happiness
Not wait for death in dark silence
Then that is freedom

When science is for healing and the means to joy
And the sword and gun is an outdated comic's toy
Then that is freedom

When the flag is folded and the anthem has been sung
When it still sings true, in hope, with every new day begun
Then that is freedom

Topic(s) of this poem: freedom, independence day, politics

Poem Submitted: Monday, August 17, 2020

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  • Kostas LagosKostas Lagos (8/18/2020 10:02:00 AM)

    Truly, that is freedom

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