Freedom Poems

For Granted
by Nadine Oraby

We take life for granted and we think we have forever, but we don’t.

We take our health for granted until we catch a cold,

People never

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Nature and Chaos
by Eva McDonald

I live by a river.
I drive by that river everyday.
Do I look at it, as I drive?
I wish. 
Not that I am

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by Adelaine Lowe

Growth by Adelaine Lowe

For once I am happy

Yes, that may be true.

Still, nobody can bring me down

Quite like you do.


I will still cry I

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by Olufunke Adeoye

On 1st October, 1960
My country, Nigeria, gained independence
Fifty eight years later
We’re still in dependence

Once we had great leaders
Men who fought

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by amaris vazquez

Refugee... a person who has been forced to leave their country. Forced to leave in order to escape war and persecution, leaving so their kids

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by Zakhele Mncwango

Iphi le ngane eyazalwayo?

Iphi yonke lento esayethenjiswa?

Ithemba lenjabulo salifumbathiswa.

Namanje sisalubambile lolo donga.


Miningi kakhulu manje le minyaka

Kwabulaw' ubandlululo kuleli

Ukuz' engacindezel' unkululeko

Le ngane eyayizozalwa. 

Nanamuhla kusefana nakuqala.


Iph' inkululeko?

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The American Dream
by yessenia gutierrez

The American Dream,

no such thing as "The American Dream"

where if you're a negro, they'll have you scream

point a gun, shoot, and let you bleed;

Until you

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by Amy Lawson

3 lines a Haiku.
Seventeen syllabels tell,
A lifetime of words.

But the modern day is contemporary,
Lives are captured in the words.
Far from the

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by Rebekah O Reilly

They hate the way that I just know who I am and it’s not up for discussion.

They love the way that when they talk down

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Free will
by Devin Creed

Free will


How subtle,

How winds of fate conquers free will,

Or is it really fate?

Does fate even exist?


How futile, 

How majority of people fail to reconcile,

That the face

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Dutiful Dead Dreams
by Mian Macli-ing

I failed my dreams,

fulfilled someone else’s.


I failed.


I felt fulfilled.


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The Beginning
by Micah Harris

You know that you want it

You're so disappointed

You know that you've owned it

but no one knows it

Just say how you're feeling

You're making a killing

But still

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Wendy’s Daisies
by Line Monique Gauthier


Dark haired Anne of Green Gables

Freckles and playfully naughty giggle

Hailed from Prince Edward Island


Easygoing bon vivant friendly nature

Everyone couldn’t help but love you

Your nonchalant laissez-faire

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She walks on by
by Line Monique Gauthier



Not a wisp taller than four foot two and


Rise ‘n Shine
by Line Monique Gauthier


Those wee hours of the morning

Are absolutely amazing

When everyone is asleep

Not a soul to make a peep


It’s marvellously divine

But to be awake by nine

I may

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Neptune Day Parade
by Line Monique Gauthier


Tall tale conveyed

A little like a charade


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Damsel Dragonfly
by Line Monique Gauthier


Damsel dragonfly

How I envy your freedom


Fragile and delicate


You glide

Ever so graceful

With your whispery wings

Translucent in the sunlight

In a carefree dance

Atop a sunray

Onto the next




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I dream a day I dream a night
by Line Monique Gauthier


I dream a day

     With clouds at bay

     And sun shines bright

     To make things right

     Birds in the sky


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by Line Monique Gauthier


I want to live, I want to grow

I want to be free, I want to be me

I need to live and be loved


But if you

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Photography Meraki
by Line Monique Gauthier


Sporting a colourful chemise

A camera and a valise

Temptations so easily tease

Roaming as free as honeybees

Tourists hear beckonings as pleas

And capture beauty with much ease

Tiny things

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