The mighty warrior of freedom had grown weary
Her values trampled upon
Pieces of her principles pulled away
Her mirror image tarnished by corporate forces
Waving their claim as ‘people too’
as an excuse to influence the laws of the land
Rights to vote
Rights to assemble
Rights to privacy
Rights of access narrowed
under the guise of false frauds, false gods and false enemies
Created through the soft wars on color, orientation and women and the poor
Leaving us all with the question: What does freedom mean to you?
Ms. Kellie Elmore gave us quite the provocative image prompt this week:
Use the image at the following link as your inspiration. I can’t wait to read the responses to this one! http://1x.com/photo/45546/
Well, I never like to get too opinionated about issues given that we lack a civil discourse these days. I am a woman of strong convictions based on my life experiences. Five decades worth certainly means something! But my beliefs are mine and I do not expect to share the same ones or to convince others that I am right. Actually, the image reminded me of a book I once read that has stayed with me for a long time. Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” was written in 1985 and I read it shortly after it was published. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Handmaid%27s_Tale). I highly recommend it.