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Below is the poem entitled Freedom which was written by poet Suzette Richards. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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the caged lion sniffs the air
barrier lifted 
freedom is a step away 
an unknown concept 

we rush out headlong 
embracing perceived freedom 
yet hopelessly lost 
in an idealized pursuit 

This poem is also known as "Caged", to distinguish it from another poem by me, named "Freedom".

Copyright © Suzette Richards

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  1. Date: 7/8/2014 7:12:00 AM
    So true. Our perception of freedom can be an illusion unfamiliar and sometimes scary. Blessings

  1. Date: 12/5/2012 11:54:00 PM
    What we humans perceive as freedom is often the chain that binds us. Those of us that live in north America are probably some of the least free people on the planet. I like your poem, it stimulates thought.

    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 12/6/2012 2:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Richard. I am please that you liked it.
  1. Date: 11/19/2012 9:10:00 AM
    This is a very beautiful and unique poem you've penned my friend, Su! I love it. In fact, I've already printed this and the other 3 free verses of yours to study. I'm just came back to comment. Always a winner my friend! Million thanks! Have a wonderful day always!

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 11:38:00 AM
    Im checking this I can use lines of 11,5,3,7... syll in any order (?). And when you said to add a philosophical we have to add it as part of the poem or as a footnote?

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 10:22:00 AM
    wonderful write such is the mind of some kids today,dying to be free and then end up lost,great message Su