A Poem: Free

Sometimes it’s as simple as

‘You shall know the truth,
and the truth shall set you free’.

Sometimes believing something simple
is the only thing to do.

To imagine something otherwise,
is not just hard

but far from freedom.

Truth is an inner knowing,
that somehow defies description,

though it might come and go
like the wind.

And Freedom?

Freedom is the thing that fell
into your lap

when you were laughing with your friend,
or feeling their full attention.

You don’t know what it was exactly,
but you know the feeling.

How you walked a little easier after,
and with your head held higher.

Ana Lisa de Jong
Living Tree Poetry
March 2021

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