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Freedom Comes From Within

Freedom comes from within
You can beat me, whip me, slash me, splash me
but I am still free 
to think what I want about you
to plot your demise
to write your transgressions down in my soul's center

Freedom comes from within
I can be in the most boring of boring of boring math classes,
not paying a bit of attention, but looking raptly attentive,
to fool the teacher, as I create my next poem, or my next painting

Freedom comes from within.
You can smack me and smash me, 
You can stick a gun in my face.
I am free to worry about what comes next,
or think about my children and how much they will miss me.

Freedom comes from within.
Survivors know this
better than most

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 1/10/2019 8:14:00 AM
Powerful pen.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 1/10/2019 6:17:00 PM
Thank you M.L. I hope it is warmer where you are than where I am today.