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

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To what degree are any free
Sans responsibility
Or what Liberty is earned
Or given without a cost

Freedom earned on principled stands
Requires sacrifice
Freedom lost by complacent hands
Carries a weightier price

Abducted freedoms translate
into caged captivity
Within the arms of either
Proposed friend or enemy

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  1. Date: 12/6/2012 7:59:00 AM
    It’s a very sensitive topic you have touched here Jon in this beautiful write. It is really the most wonderful thing to have the blessings of Freedom but freedom does not mean "free to do anything". It should be always be availed with self restrictions and discipline but never at the cost of other's freedom. Thank you for liking my Folk Love story TESU. Love and best wishes...Ravindra

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/6/2012 8:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well said Ravindra. And thank you for your comment.
  1. Date: 11/29/2012 11:01:00 PM
    Freedom is something we cannot afford not to have. It has to be purchased at all costs. It is not free. Your last stanza is something to think about. Like it, John. Great write :)

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/6/2012 8:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Toquyen