free bird clouds sky

Are we really free?

You say we are free,

But are we?

Slaves to fashion,

Designers, brands : corporate greed.

You say we are free

But are we?

Bound by distinctions

Of colour, cast and creed.

You say we are free

But are we?

Subject to poverty

Disease, famine and need.

You say we are free

But are we ?

Have we ever,

Really, been freed ?

free man's hand and chains

Written for FOWC with Fandango–free

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20 thoughts on “Are we really free?

  1. This is very thought provoking! It strongly reminds me of the quote on the Statue of Liberty, “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore” How often do we want to escape the things that enslave us literally and abstractly?

    1. Thank you.
      I am so glad you found it thought provoking.
      That was my intention.

    1. Absolutely.
      The person who has freedom of the mind is free in every respect.