Four walls linked side-by-side
Shadowed by a tower high
Guards keeping freedom at bay
-Prisoners mourn their days
Life shut in by gates and chains
Hope kept out, though guilt remains
Choices made, and errors wrought
Serve as evidence forgot
By those who take residence here
For they remind only of years
That are to be repaid behind
These walls removed only by flight
A somber reminder to be grateful for the freedom we have on this Independence Day.
If you told me I could fly today
I’d reach towards the sky
but if you told me I would die today
— I’d reach towards the sky
Open the channels of my heart
that the river of emotion may flow
shatter the boundaries apart
that the feelings of love I may know
Don’t hide from the challenge appearing
but embracing this path that’s been chose
let me live in the freedom of feeling
and bath in it’s highs and it’s lows.
Sitting on the edge
waiting for the word
alone now on this ledge-
I’m free just like a bird.
Gather up your knowledge
time takes us all in turn.
Watching and waiting with fervent gaze
eyes growing heavy but hearts are ablaze.
With cries of freedom and loyalty thrown
around with intention but many still frown.
Is there no courage at all to be found,
or have we agreed to lay and bow down.