National Poetry Day: Freedom

  “National Poetry Day is an annual celebration that inspires people throughout the UK to enjoy, discover and share poems.” nationalpoetryday.co.uk   My Definition of Free Freedom is fullness, Wholeness inside, A life lived in truth With nothing to hide. Love freely given No matter the cost, Risks freely taken No opportunity lost. Freedom is waiting For destiny’s call A life lived in hope Of the greatest gift of all.   I wrote this poem many years ago, when the concept of freedom was to me like a fairytale is to a small child: a nice make-believe story. One can always dream, I thought, but one should never be so foolish as to expect the dreams to come true. For years I lived trapped within the confines of my mind. It was dark and disconsolate existence, and one which I truly resented. The notion of ever being free from this way Read full article, you know you want to…