FEATURED POEM

FREEDOM STREET

© 2011 Norman Samuda-Smith

 

One night while I lay down in my bed

Nuff rhythms and rhymes passed through my head

Some rhythms were happy, some rhymes were sad

Some of them reminded me of the good times I had.

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So I roll over and grab my pen and note pad

To record this moment of inspiration I had

And now this scribbled psalm is complete

Mek me introduce unnu to Freedom Street.

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Freedom from hunger, freedom from pain

Freedom from loss, freedom from gain

Freedom to think, freedom to know

Freedom to achieve and freedom to grow.

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Freedom from war, freedom of peace

Freedom for all racism to cease

Freedom from sickness, freedom of health

Freedom from poverty and mishandled wealth.

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Freedom to love, freedom to cry

Freedom to laugh, freedom to be shy

Freedom from wrong, freedom being right

Freedom of the day and freedom of the night.

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Freedom of space, freedom of time

Freedom of attachment, freedom from crime

Freedom to work, freedom to play

Freedom to believe and freedom to pray.

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Freedom from jealousy, freedom from pride

Freedom of not having anything to hide

Freedom of the body, freedom of the mind

Freedom from ego and freedom from being blind.

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Freedom Street ain’t too far away

Maybe we’ll meet there one day

So come what may, through the seasons which make the year

Freedom is there for those who care.

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One Love

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*All rights reserved.  No part of this poem may be reproduced in any form or by any means without prior written permission of the writer Norman Samuda-Smith.*

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One Response to “FEATURED POEM”

  1. Loved it!

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