© 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.


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.


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.


Freedom from war, freedom of peace

Freedom for all racism to cease

Freedom from sickness, freedom of health

Freedom from poverty and mishandled wealth.


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.


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.


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.


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.


One Love



*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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  1. Loved it!

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