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FREEDOM OF CHOICE

The greater blessing is the power of choice
Not gifts nor riches any way compare
With having your own mind, to give it voice

See then your many options and rejoice
That You may wander here and venture there
The greater blessing is the power of choice

Prefer the active to the passive voice
And you will find the strength to counter care
With having your own mind to give it voice

The slave may drink from cup of gold alloys
And sleep in sheets of silk and satin rare
The greater blessing is the power of choice

Beware free handouts for they may invoice
With lost volition, thus they will impair
The having your own mind to give it voice

Fulfil your obligations, then rejoice
Though poverty may seem a threat to bear
The greater blessing is the power of choice
With having your own mind to give it voice


Originally submitted 2019
Your Best 2019-2020 Villanelle Poetry Contest
Sponsor: William Kekaula

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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