Why I Am A Liberal Poem by Robert Browning

Why I Am A Liberal

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"Why?" Because all I haply can and do,
All that I am now, all I hope to be,--
Whence comes it save from fortune setting free
Body and soul the purpose to pursue,
God traced for both? If fetters, not a few,
Of prejudice, convention, fall from me,
These shall I bid men--each in his degree
Also God-guided--bear, and gayly, too?

But little do or can the best of us:
That little is achieved through Liberty.
Who, then, dares hold, emancipated thus,
His fellow shall continue bound? Not I,
Who live, love, labour freely, nor discuss
A brother's right to freedom. That is "Why."

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Terry Craddock 18 September 2015

'All that I am now, all I hope to be, - Whence comes it save from fortune setting free Body and soul the purpose to pursue, ' A noble pledge for emancipation, freedom for all, let no one be bound to serve in slavery, morality of heart and mind proclaims freedom for all.

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Terry Craddock 22 September 2015

Times change, situations change, but the desire for freedom, human dignity, and a better life remains a constant need by those afflicted with suffering and circumstances beyond there control. An Emancipation Plan For Syria as refugees flood Europe arriving in leaky boats because Syria their homeland is ruthlessly blown apart plan politically killing maining countless Syrians a noble pledge for emancipation must be heard freedom for all let no one be bound to serve in slavery freedom for all proclaims morality of heart mind Copyright © Terence George Craddock Inspired by the poem 'Why I Am A Liberal' by Robert Browning. Dedicated to the poet Robert Browning.

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Kinyua Karanja 18 September 2015

Being liberal on thoughts and beliefs without influence from religious, cultural or political dogma and prejudice is the best liberal and free life one can lead. great poem.

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Rajnish Manga 18 September 2015

Another amazing poem from the legendary poet. The ideas it propounds are not only relevant but must be practiced by all even in today's circumstances.

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Terry Craddock 07 December 2015

Complete version of the split images 'Desire For Freedom Dignity A Better Life', 'Sacred Noble Holy Pledge', 'Dream Freedom Freedom Ferment' and 'Global Freedom For All' by Terence George Craddock. Freedom Inherent Human Right times change situations change people change cultures change inspirations change dictators change but the desire for freedom human dignity hoped for better life remains constant need by citizens afflicted with suffering circumstances beyond control join humanitarian calling sacred noble holy pledge for emancipation achieved dream freedom for all let freedom ferment in mind cells promoting achieving a future setting free all forms of soul body mind slavery cruelty let no one be bound to serve in slavery to serve in indignity morality of heart mind proclaims purpose to pursue internationally freedom for all enforced globally Copyright © Terence George Craddock Inspired by the poem 'Why I Am A Liberal' by Robert Browning. Dedicated to the poet Robert Browning.

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Terry Craddock 06 December 2015

Desire For Freedom Dignity A Better Life times change situations change people change cultures change inspirations change dictators change but the desire for freedom human dignity hoped for better life remains constant need by citizens afflicted with suffering circumstances beyond control Copyright © Terence George Craddock Inspired by the poem 'Why I Am A Liberal' by Robert Browning. Dedicated to the poet Robert Browning.

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Terry Craddock 06 December 2015

Sacred Noble Holy Pledge join humanitarian calling sacred noble holy pledge for emancipation achieved Copyright © Terence George Craddock Inspired by the poem 'Why I Am A Liberal' by Robert Browning. Dedicated to the poet Robert Browning.

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Terry Craddock 06 December 2015

Dream Freedom Freedom Ferment dream freedom for all let freedom ferment in mind cells promoting achieving a future setting free all forms of soul body mind slavery cruelty let no one be bound to serve in slavery to serve in indignity Copyright © Terence George Craddock Inspired by the poem 'Why I Am A Liberal' by Robert Browning. Dedicated to the poet Robert Browning.

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Terry Craddock 06 December 2015

Global Freedom For All morality of heart mind proclaims purpose to pursue internationally freedom for all Copyright © Terence George Craddock Inspired by the poem 'Why I Am A Liberal' by Robert Browning. Dedicated to the poet Robert Browning.

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