Community//

Freedom

Do we recognise how free we truly are?

You have freedom in you

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You drank it last night 

In the form of a glass of water 

And as you ate the food

Which had emerged from the ground

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And you know

The way you laugh

Releasing all those beautiful funnies

Into the ether 

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That thought that you had

Connecting words

Creating ideas

Envisioning your dream life

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Oh and the moment you woke up

And decided who you wanted to be

Or making the choice be you, exactly as you are

To love you 

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That’s freedom

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Remember that step you took

Forwards, sideways

Even backwards

Or the way you ran across the field

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And how about the dancing 

The ultimate expression

Of the shooting star inside 

In the form of movement 

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Indeed, that too is freedom 

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Ah and that beautiful breath you took

Filling up your lungs to full capacity

And releasing it slowly

As if time was an illusion

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How you closed your eyes

Gracefully shutting out vision

To see nothing 

But feel everything 

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There it is – the freedom in you

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How you held hands

And kissed ferociously under the night sky

Creating a bond that would last forever

During this life, and the next

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The high five

The cheeky wink

Living life like an actress 

Enjoying playing the roles of each moment

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Freedom comes in different packages 

And that’s the whole point

For we are already free

We shackle ourselves

Imprison our own spirits

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Identity

Ego

Trauma

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So real, yet completely illusory

Juxtaposed against freedom,

Aren’t these things simply frivolous?

Gods biggest joke

To remind you, 

Every single second 

Every single moment 

That you have freedom in you

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