Freedom

It is day five of Poetry at WP University, and I am playing with a limerick narrative on freedom.

Let me know what you think.

 

When I was a corporate slave,

and spent my days in an “office cave”,

I lost touch with freedom.

Where was my wisdom?

Teaching my soul to be brave!

 

My soul became a fugitive,

as my brain refused to leave,

addicted to PowerPoint.

What’s the point?

Live off sunrises is fictive!

 

The soul went off to conceive

shared interests, and a good plan to weave.

Through a meeting of hearts,

and no flowcharts,

they settled for freedom to live.


 

Day 5. Writing101 Poetry: Prompt is Freedom by Impossiblebebong

Freedom is a fundamental need. It is so powerful that nations go to war for it. People engage in both despicable and heroic deeds to gain it. In the name of freedom we suffer, make sacrifices, and attempt to perform miracles. For freedom we are willing to lose everything and risk our lives, since no life really is one without freedom.

What freedom means is open to interpretation, which is why it’s been a recurring subject in art. In today’s poem, share your take on freedom. While you’re at it, be fearless with your thoughts. Don’t hold back. Unleash your emotions and be honest with yourself. Uncensored writing coming from the heart often produces the most amazing read.

Bio: Observing and absorbing life, collecting knowledge along the way, Impossiblebebong is a writer and blogger based in Belgium. You can find her work on her blog, My Own Private Idaho, and also follow her on Twitter @Bebong2014.

37 thoughts on “Freedom

  1. A great poem full of thought provoking questions. I like the “office cave” analogy. Sometimes my office feels that way. I’m glad you were able to escape it. I’m working on that for myself.

  2. “My soul became a fugitive and my brain refused to leave.” Love your words. My “brain refused to leave”. My life before my husband and I decided to live. Packing it all up, or leaving it behind, moving from the east coast condo and 8 to 5, to the open Oklahoma countryside:) Learning to live without ” take out or delivery ” service, and driving to the nearest town of 12 miles away for gas, or grocery store. When asked how or why we stay after 22 years of open space and expansive sunsets, “cause you can park wherever you want!” Walking by faith and not sight, makes living quite right:) Enjoyed your post!

  3. I was lucky to shed my cave last year and choose the freedom of teaching in higher education, although I am still quite addicted to creating power points 🙂 great limerick with doses of reality mixed with fun! We are indeed blessed with freedoms we enjoy.

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