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Free Man

Shoulders hunched, bluetooth crackling
In his ear, wandering at callers whim-

"It is I, the deep forest calling you;
Cast off the tethers to your soul!
Run naked through the trees!
Answer the howling wolf in the distance!
Stake your territory, like our brothers
Before you!
 Drink from the spring
Newly discovered!"

Assemble your riches!
Gather fresh berries and pine knots
To fire your brew!

Know that you are not alone,
Beat the drum of Pericles!
The golden age is upon you!

Let not the daily tempest bruise
Your soul!

Be free!


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  1. Date: 12/25/2013 1:16:00 AM
    wow, this is very eloquent writing! very interesting work from you too. I want to wish you a merry christmas. Feliz Navidad!!

  1. Date: 12/21/2013 7:42:00 AM
    - Jimbo, a skilled work - really good poetry!! - I wish you and your family a peaceful Christmas - thank you for all the beautiful poems you have shared with me this year + all the nice comments from you! - I hope the year 2014 will be a good year for everyone! - Love from Norway / / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/19/2013 6:51:00 AM
    This awesome work is a freer! Great write James

  1. Date: 12/18/2013 5:08:00 PM
    Great stuff my friend. Freedom is a wonderful thing, yet so many are imprisoned by their minds. Loved this one...Peter

  1. Date: 12/15/2013 9:41:00 AM
    Jimbo excellent reading !! Nice Job

  1. Date: 12/11/2013 4:22:00 AM
    free as the wind to hail life and just be.. how empowering can this be, jimbo!. salute!

  1. Date: 12/10/2013 8:22:00 AM
    Just admit you wanted a reason to run naked in a forest. =) But, seriously, this was awesome! I couldn't agree more with the deeper message.

  1. Date: 12/10/2013 12:57:00 AM
    Lovely analogical expressions, Jimbo

  1. Date: 12/9/2013 6:35:00 PM
    "Free we are not unless ourselves from our passions are liberated!" Pythagoras. Dear James, your poetic drum is heard through the ages down to the time of Pericles who, no doubt, would have answered your call! Excellent! Just reading it makes you feel freedom in your heart!