A freeman once said…

“Why should I walk around a slave

when there is plenty of space

for me to roam and live a free life

without being supervised

or directed in the manner

another man requires?

Why should I be under you

when I can paint my sky blue

in the way and manner I choose to

and fill it up with birds that coo?

I cant be your slave for no reason

I cant sell my freedom for no price

I am a free man

and choose to maintain my stand.

If your offers

are in exchange for my freedom

then you had better not offered.”

In support of “The Thursday Poets rally”

Published: September 2010
Modified: 2014


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