Words of Freedom


Some are unlike us in how they might act

How does that make them less of a person

You’re wrong, you’re fat, you’re ugly, you’re stupid

Our words can maim them worse than our weapons


So let’s use our words for good – not evil

I love you- you’re special – you’re beautiful

Words can help us see the good in people

A few kind words can make the day joyful


A few will try to silence our voices

But we must break free from hate and deceit

Let them know we’re free to make our own choices

Our future will not be defined by their drumbeat


Freedom does not mean we have to conform

Or be hated for voicing opinions

We’re not indebted to follow the norm

Or practice the popular religions


We call ourselves free but free we are not

We are slaves to current theology

Never grateful for the things that we’ve got

Instead, demanding an apology


We live in a country where leaders say

You are undesirable therefore flawed

Still I ask should not they be free to stay

Aren’t we all equal in the eyes of God


Our country is broken there is no doubt

To fix it we must all work together

First we must recall what freedom’s about

Stand united and strive for the better


12 thoughts on “Words of Freedom

  1. You’re very brave, writing political poetry. Not because it may be controversial, but because it’s so incredibly difficult to convey a fairly complex practical message via a medium that is largely about emotion. Which is not to say it can’t be done. Or that poets shouldn’t attempt it.
    I love your admonition to use kind and loving words to everybody. I love your encouragement that we need to recall what freedom is all about.. Nice try, Jerry!

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    1. I hear what you’re saying and I thank you for the comment. I feel that politics and religion are taboo subjects only to those seeking fame or fortune. As a simple backyard poet, I am not a prisoner to either. So it’s probably not bravery, but naiveté, that allows me to attempt it.


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