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Freedom Remembered

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Freedom Remembered

In a zoo in a strange land
a zebra stands 
flaunting the bright stripes
 of a collective band 
against the russett tussle of leaves
 that exit trees before a cold wind.

He is far  from the windswept plain
of his dreams; that parched place
where drought adapted trees wane,
 until at last renewed by rain,
an over-night fantasy of growth
 glides greenly,
quicker than evening-tide.

Here, where Autumn has a strange glow,
bare trees, steal the dapple from his coat. 
Knee deep in a pile of red leaves
he yields the life blood of his soul,
flowing from a freedom remembered

 Suzanne Delaney

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  1. Date: 6/2/2014 9:17:00 AM
    Suzanne This is such a heartwrenching, powerful, deep, emotional and sad write. Freedom should never be taken away from anyone or anything. thank you for the nice comment on my Nature poem.

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney
    Date: 6/2/2014 3:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad you enjoyed this......don't know where it came from...perhaps I was a zebra in another life....LOL SuZ
  1. Date: 8/29/2013 12:28:00 PM
    Nice poem!

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney
    Date: 6/2/2014 3:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Syed: I am catching up with Soup stuff, Thanks for your valued comment. Hope all is well. SuZ
  1. Date: 8/4/2013 5:32:00 PM
    No matter what type of habitat they create in a zoo, there's nothing compatible to their natural environment in the wild! Truthfully written!...Milt

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney
    Date: 6/2/2014 3:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I so agree...I am always fascinated by being up so close to the animals but at the same time I feel saddened by their confinement and not being in their own habitat. SuZ
  1. Date: 7/12/2013 1:06:00 PM
    I like the way you described grief in such a beautiful way, Suz..thank you for sharing this heart touching poem of yours.. *hug ~Shirley

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney
    Date: 6/2/2014 3:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Shirley Your words mean a lot to me. Best, SuZ
  1. Date: 7/12/2013 8:21:00 AM
    A painful piece filled w/some harsh, underlying truth. Very well done!

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney
    Date: 6/2/2014 3:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Drake Catching up with Soup stuff, Thanks for your valued comment. Hope all is well. SuZ
  1. Date: 7/12/2013 1:33:00 AM
    Ow this poem touched my heart..Nothing is more sad than freedom being stolen ..both from animal or human.

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney
    Date: 6/2/2014 3:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It is a sad condition because we imagine our own freedom being taken. Thanks for your always welcomed visits. Hugs SuZ y