Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Freedom, What Is It?

A beautiful poem I've got from a good friend of mine....

AS I LAY IN MY BED, SLEEP ELUDES ME....... THOUGHTS OF THE PAST FEW WEEKS RUN THROUGH MY HEAD ...

THE WORD FREEDOM KEEPS FLOODING MY THOUGHTS... I'VE HEARD IT MY WHOLE LIFE ... BEING BORN IN A PLACE WHERE ITS HELD IN THE HIGHEST ESTEEM AND ENJOYING ALL IT'S BENEFITS ...

AS I LAY HERE AND PONDER IT'S MEANING ... I REALIZE ... IT'S NOT JUST A WORD THAT ROLLS OFF THE TIP OF THE TONGUE SO EASILY... NOR THE RINGING OF THE BELLS IN THE CITY STREETS IN CELEBRATION OF IT ...

I CONTEMPLATE WITH SUCH AN EARNEST DESIRE TO KNOW THE TRUE MEANING OF SUCH A THING ... THAT SO MANY WOULD... SACRIFICE THEIR LIVES FOR TO OBTAIN OR KEEP ...
AND SO MANY WOULD TRY TO WITHHOLD IT FROM OTHERS ...

PERPLEXED AT ALL THIS... MY MIND STILL DANCING WITH THESE THOUGHTS ... I TRY TO SLEEP BUT FREEDOM STILL RINGING ALOUD ! ! ! ...

THIS MAKES NO SENSE ... YOU CAN NOT PUT IT IN A BOX... OR LOCK IT UP IN A VAULT ... YET IT SEEMS TO BE A MOST PRECIOUS COMMODITY ...

A THING TO WHICH YOU CAN NOT HOLD IN YOUR HANDS ... LIKE THE WIND ... YOU CAN NOT SEE IT ... BUT YOU KNOW IT EXIST ... BECAUSE YOU FEEL THE EFFECTS OF IT AND YOU ENJOY IT'S GREAT BENEFITS ...

AS TIME MOVED FORWARD ... MY MIND WAS STUMBLING AROUND IN THE DARKNESS OF MY ROOM ... SECONDS ... THEN MINUTES ... THEN HOURS WENT BY... WHEN IN A QUICKNESS ... THE LIGHT BROKE THROUGH THE DARKNESS OF MY ROOM ...

THEN SUDDENLY I SAT UP AND REALIZED ... I HAD NOT SLEPT AT ALL... WITH THAT CAME THE REVELATION OF WHAT I HAD BEEN SEARCHING FOR ...

MY MIND WAS ENLIGHTENED ... AS THE VERY ROOM I WAS SITTING IN ... FREEDOM WAS A GIFT ... A BIRTH RIGHT ...

IT IS A GIFT FROM OUR CREATOR ... ENCODED IN OUR BEING ... IT'S IN OUR VERY SOUL ... IT IS AS MUCH A PART OF US AS OUR OWN BREATH ...

THE VERY PART OF US ... THAT ALLOWS US TO SOAR ... TO THE HEIGHTS OF OUR TALENTS ... OUR DREAMS AND OUR VISIONS ... THE ENDLESS PART OF CREATIVITY THAT MAKES US ...AN INDIVIDUAL ...

UNIQUE LIKE NON OTHER ... THEN ANOTHER THOUGHT CAME TO ME ... WHY SO MANY TRY TO STOP SUCH A GIFT FROM OPERATING IN ONES LIFE ...

JUST LIKE OUR BREATH IF IT'S TAKEN AWAY WE DIE. WHEN FREEDOM IS TAKEN AWAY OUR DREAMS AND VISIONS PERISH...

NO ONE CAN SEPARATE THAT GIFT FROM THE HEART. THE YEARNING FOR FREEDOM IS ALWAYS THERE!

SO WHY WOULD SOME ONE DO SUCH A HORRIBLE THING AS TO NOT ALLOW ANOTHER TO OPERATE IN HIS OWN FREEDOM.

THEN IT CAME TO ME IN SUCH A BITTER SWEET THOUGHT, IT IS USED TO CONTROL.

WE TAKE THE FREEDOM AWAY FROM A MAD DOG TO KEEP HIM FROM HURTING OTHERS, A MURDEROUS TWISTED OR DEMENTED PERSON FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL...

BUT WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO WANT TO LIVE AS THE CREATOR HAD INTENDED...SHARING AND GIVING TO MANKIND?

SO WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO ARE DESERVING TO HAVE SUCH A GIFT YET IT IS WITHHELD FROM THEM?

WHY THEN, WHEN THEY WOULD CLEARLY USE IT TO ENHANCE THE WORLD AROUND THEM WITH THEIR TALENTS AND GOOD DEEDS?

MAYBE JUST PLAIN IGNORANCE OR ARROGANCE. IT'S ALL PART OF HUMAN NATURE.

SO WHY THEN WOULD THEY TRY TO IMPRISON THAT WHICH THEY CAN NOT HOLD?

OH FOOLISH ONE , YOU CAN NOT HOLD THE WIND IN YOUR HAND NOR SEPARATE ONES FREEDOM FROM THEIR HEART.

YOU CAN NOT TAKE AWAY WHAT THE CREATOR HAS GIVEN AS A GIFT.

YOU "CAN" TAKE AWAY ALL MY WORLDLY POSSESSIONS AND EVEN MY BREATH ... BUT YOU MAY NOT HAVE WHAT IS IN MY HEART!

BECAUSE IT IS MINE AND MINE ALONE, GIVEN BY MY CREATOR... IT IS MY RIGHT TO HAVE IT AND TO LIVE WITHIN ITS DESIGN...

FREEDOM PRECIOUS FREEDOM!!!

By: Freedom Annie (RW)

6 comments:

  1. The Heart KNOWS what it needs and if we dont follow it then how will we ever recieve what it is we trully need ..... all it can do is just keep on sending the awareness,but if our fear is greater than our need to follow our Heart then The Heart is,and has done all it possibly can.The Heart is crippled with-out the obiediance of the vessel..... ♥♥♥

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  2. INFIDELFORLIFE/SHANEMay 4, 2011 at 6:29 PM

    THIS IS INFIDELFORLIFE SPEEDY MY FRIEND ANNIE DID A REAL GOOD JOB ON THIS POEM I LOVE ME SOME FREEDOM AND I LOVE MY DEAR FRIEND THAT I MORE AND LIKELY WILL NEVER MEET IN PERSON WE HAVE BEEN BEST OF FRIENDS OVER THE INTERNET FOR A LONG LONG TIME!!!!!

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  3. Very nice! Such honesty and eloquent words. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. beautiful Annie....absolutely beautiful!

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  5. nice words! just when we loose our freedom we understand how precious it is!!
    without it we r not human being..

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  6. Very Nice, well said!!!,...from 1ping

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