Freedom

April 10, 2018
By odessasimone GOLD, Mill Valley, California
odessasimone GOLD, Mill Valley, California
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Favorite Quote:
“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”
― Toni Morrison


Freedom
like rainfall
deafening
disruptive
Liberating
Cold and wet to the free
As they cower beneath an umbrella
novel and quenching to the people in chains
dancing beneath fateless droplets


Freedom
like sunshine
Bright
Unforgiving
Resolute
Sweat builds and grows wrinkles 
As skin grows sick with sun
The faded sigh
Their body alighting beneath the gaze
Of the holy heat

Freedom
Like the first snow
Quiet
Unassuming
Monumentous
Clogs the driveway of the small minded
Their shovels groaning against the substantial snow
To the dreamers, it
Makes way for snow angels
Bold against the barren canvas

Freedom
Like the shouts of the people
Crowding
Marching
Demanding

Freedom
Like the partition of the seas
Singing
Dancing
Praying

Freedom
Like the seder table
Questioning
Re-living
reclining
And free


The author's comments:

This poem was inspired by the idea that freedom is subjective, it can be different things to different people. Freedom can also be obtrusive at first, but necessary.

It is an ode to freedom, inspired by the Jewish holiday celebrating freedom: Passover.


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