Tag Archives: freedom

Just an Idea

An idea, melded from many coming before. Just an idea, growing to include all, standing the test of hate and exclusion, but vulnerable to toxic forces, were they given life. An idea, an imperfect document seeking perfection, a shining torch, … Continue reading

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Signposts

Looking back, she could see the truth, see where she began to come undone, spending too much time wondering why others walked a road with preset signposts when her road had none. No signposts and no destination, she came to … Continue reading

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Freedom’s Air

Years in a cage dreaming of freedom, dreaming of being, wondering if when opportunity came if she’d be brave enough to thrive. The day arrived and freedom’s air invaded. At the threshold, she realized the one holding her back was … Continue reading

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Drawn Straight from Her Soul

The plummet, she decided, was a matter of inevitability. The truth of it, personal, and not for the reasons they claimed were true. Her fall was purposeful, having had enough of the material things they demanded she chase, the cost … Continue reading

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Taking Back Her Life

Incorporated serpent holding her tight, whispering desire, profiting, exploiting, monetizing her life, her mind. She was a falcon flying free, caught in a serpent’s coils, wrung as was wrung the land, the river she followed running dry. She screeched, bit … Continue reading

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Caught Between

Push and pull, caught in the middle, growing up too fast and not growing up at all. She wanted to hide, to cry in silence. She wanted to scream, let them know why. It made no sense wanting to die, … Continue reading

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Race to Conformity

Labels and tags… too old,  too young, never just right, defining us as not good enough until we die. We’re told to shirk labels, told to be ourselves, until our non-conformity stands out on the shelf. The label that matters, … Continue reading

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In Our Time

What should be right has left. What remains isn’t right. We search for truth while some cast us blind. The hating few must not stand with time. So, let history recall we knew what was right. Equality for all, the … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Dinosaurs

They’re gobbling up the planet and everyone else, no thought for tomorrow, only wealth. They’re yesterday’s dinosaurs, learning nothing from before, looting our future so they can have more. They ridicule the visionaries who want more for all, never understanding … Continue reading

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The Shining City on the Hill

The shining city on the hill. She believed. For, the city was hope, hope for her, for those who came after. They told her it was a myth, a lie, a fairytale, especially, they said, for people like her. The … Continue reading

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