Friday, July 1, 2011

Surrender

independence, not always freedom
days and nights
alone
without other
not nearly as sweet as milk and honey
rather, lonliness' acrid pill
until day, hour, minute of surrender to love's first kiss
submission to another
seemingly to usurp liberty, personal sovereignty
not so
with him
marriage of souls, freedom takes flight
independence born
release

A different take on freedom and independence on Canada Day & the quickly approaching American Fourth of July.  I often think that true freedom begins with we and not I.  Surrendering to the will, hopes, dreams, and lives of others more often brings about true liberty than the wants and needs of just one.

1 comment:

Jingle Poetry said...

amazing poetry.

welcome share 1 to 3 poems with our poetry potluck today,

your talent rocks.