Poetry Prompt Wednesday #13 – Freedom


This week’s task is to write a “freedom” poem

Is it worth it?

The question asked so many times

The struggle to escape my tormentor

To break away

Forge an identity

A life away from humiliation.

Its priceless I retorted

A weight lifted from my shoulders

My step lightened

Hope regained

Shackles disregarded.

A light shines in the distance

Each day I move towards

Life, love, freedom.

Written for: https://therattlingbones.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/poetry-prompt-wednesday-13/

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16 Responses to Poetry Prompt Wednesday #13 – Freedom

  1. julespaige says:

    I can see this verse echoing so many who have escaped oppression and gained freedom.
    Priceless indeed.

  2. loricarlson66 says:

    Beautiful, Michael… such an endearing poem for all who have felt enslaved in one way or another. Thank you!

    • Thanks Lori, its a good word to write to, I have experienced all aspects from the trapped to the escape and then the discovery of being able to love again….

      • loricarlson66 says:

        It has definitely become one of my favorite words 🙂 you’ve had quite some experiences then Michael… I am happy that you found love again 🙂

  3. Nice poem and intriguing photo.

  4. DELL CLOVER says:

    Marvelous writing as always, Michael–and a resounding YES. We have Nothing, without Freedom.

  5. phylor says:

    The feeling of freedom and the feeling of rediscovered ability to love can be the same.

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