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Freedom

May 2, 2014
By Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks


I felt the wild wind, tousling my hair.
I knew Freedom, so sweet and so rare.
Oh Freedom that day was a true saying.
All in my heart, my mind was praying.
I saw the grand bell, that rang above all,
I heard it be sounded, that liberty call.
The grass leapt in joy, dancing along,
How could anyone think Freedom wrong?
My jubilant eyes were clearly amazed,
my once forsaken spirit was raised,
For my Freedom had finally come.


The author's comments:
This piece was written for everyone from every generation that experienced freedom after some sort of slavery. I think some examples could be segregation, the Holocaust, finding God, going to jail and then turning your life around...The way the poem speaks to people is different depending o their experience. I felt like Freedom is something everyone should be able to know, and my Poem is dedicated to those who never got the chance.

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on Jul. 24 2014 at 10:04 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank you! :)

on Jul. 24 2014 at 5:31 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

So true and so good. : ) keep on! I love this poem. Thank you for sharing this.

on Jul. 6 2014 at 3:14 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

thank you!

on Jul. 5 2014 at 11:42 pm
CreativeFreakkk DIAMOND, Spencer, Iowa
53 articles 40 photos 204 comments

Favorite Quote:
Stand up for what you believe in even if it means standing alone. -Andy Biersack
Sometimes you gotta fall before you can fly. -Kellin Quinn
You made me hate my own reflection. -Sleeping With Sirens

I like how you dedicated it to the people who never got freedom

on Jun. 14 2014 at 6:59 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

thanks. :)

on Jun. 14 2014 at 1:19 pm
Z.V.Oksana PLATINUM, Harrison, Arkansas
22 articles 1 photo 60 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Maybe you can afford to wait. Maybe for you there's a tomorrow. Maybe for you there's one thousand tomorrows, or three thousand, or ten, so much time you can bathe in it, roll around it, let it slide like coins through you fingers. So much time you can waste it.
But for some of us there's only today. And the truth is, you never really know.”
― Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

I like the way you capitalized the word freedom for emphasis. I liked it, good job :)

on May. 28 2014 at 6:11 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank you, and sure! XD

on May. 28 2014 at 1:56 pm
currently_liddell GOLD, Derry, New Hampshire
18 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

I think its really cool that you got the rhyming in there and its one of those poems that speaks to every generation. Well done. Could you check out some of my stuff? Thanks :D

on May. 25 2014 at 6:53 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank you! XD

on May. 25 2014 at 10:52 am
AllSoPlayfulWhenYouDemonize BRONZE, Richmond, Virginia
3 articles 0 photos 228 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Our passion is our strength."
-Billie Joe Armstrong

Perfect!!!

on May. 20 2014 at 4:43 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank you, and you are right, I was having trouble with that part. :) I'll go and read your poetry too! CX

on May. 20 2014 at 2:08 pm
WOWriting SILVER, Broadstairs, Other
5 articles 0 photos 266 comments
I like the rhyming, it's really passionate and it describes that overjoyed feeling after some sort of enclosure and the appreciation of every little detail that was once overlooked. only critisizm is maybe the rhyming of saying and praying is too forced? :) could you check out my poem, sometimes and my article goodnight? thanks

on May. 16 2014 at 2:44 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

I'm glad you like it! :-)

on May. 16 2014 at 2:44 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thanks! 

AmericaniumJ said...
on May. 13 2014 at 11:36 pm
AmericaniumJ, Eureka, Utah
0 articles 0 photos 46 comments

Favorite Quote:
Though she be but little, she is fierce!
-Shakespeare

This poem is very good. I love it!

Katgirl SILVER said...
on May. 11 2014 at 11:34 pm
Katgirl SILVER, Fruitland, Idaho
8 articles 0 photos 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
You'll never catch it if you never let go

it's...interesing

on May. 11 2014 at 9:11 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank you! XD

on May. 11 2014 at 4:33 pm
WinterRose76 SILVER, Ok., Florida
6 articles 6 photos 183 comments

Favorite Quote:
Arise and be all that you dream - Flyleaf

This is a great poem! It's very catchy! 5/5


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