Freedom walks the universe

    And steps across the Milky Way.

She greets the moon and then the sun

      Who heralds in a brand new day.


Freedom watches gulls in flight

    That sweep and dive across the sea

And smiles as rivers drift and flow

      To far and unknown destinies.


Freedom treks vast ocean beds

    Where creatures of the sea-world dwell

And, hidden here, far from mankind,

    They live within its boundless swell.  


Freedom flies where eagles soar

    Far from the grip of mindless man

Who seeks supremacy on earth

    With others not within his plan.


Freedom weeps for human souls

    Ensnared by gender, class or race.

She sees the anguish and the fear

    Engraved upon each cheerless face.


Freedom mourns for such as these,

    Where servitude chokes human pride;

Ambition dies and lust for life.

      Enjoyed by us, in them has died.



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28 September 2017


Subject:  FREEDOM

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