Feel it, live it, you are born free!
Fireworks, voting rights, history books,
To show and tell how freedom looks.
That freedom seems, almost untrue,
Unrelated to what I can do.
Not hungry nor oppressed, but I do despair!
Things I cant change, even if I care.
Am not beyond prejudices,
That color all my thought processes.
So what if barbed fences aren't around,
Forces beyond do my thoughts surround.
An inexorable influence on what I would..
To what I should and what I could.
Some folks try this to feel free..
Set their imagination off on a spree.
Wear a personality, someone else they be,
A poignant cry to be truly free..
The spirit of that imagination!
Its a worthy break from what's convention..
Or else, freedom's just a foolish notion;
Open to interpretation.
No, freedom perhaps isn't absolute.
But its not just an ideal that's cute.
In conscious defiance of all coercion..
Do we truly achieve emancipation.