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For Freedom & All Rise!
by Chris L. Wright
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Let Freedom Ring & Let's Go America!


 

For Freedom!

Freedom, The word used to be so powerful It used to cross the bashing oceans in shackles With its hands tied behind its back When it was fed up it used to hang in hairy great oaks With Spanish moss beards Until green leaves got sick, faces turned red and Said amongst themselves its time for a change To put an end to Fall It used to walk the streets of Alabama with books Protruding from nervous armpits In Mississippi it out ran German shepherds And smoking grenades Until it got arrested in Georgia But freedom laughed happily behind bars Freedom didn’t even ask for bail No, it asked for water instead, but still got none Nevertheless freedom was never thirsty It took empty cups and made them half full of faith Freedom tapped its tin cup against iron bars Making a racket all night long Until someone stopped, Listened and heard, Freedom Ring!    

All Rise!”

 

And should night’s long curtains break

For a short intermission long enough

For us to see the light of day

Let us not stand selfish in the spotlight of warmth or comfort

But let us shiver remembering all of those who’ve

Shone in darkness to be a light for our ways

Should we be blessed with grace and mercy

To breathe in a fresh new morn

Let us inhale!

Awake no more to look in mirrored eyes

For imperfections or colored reflections

But bravely come to stare in hearts

To see the perfect reflection of life

One United Spirit of America

That shares God’s humanity for Love

That undoubtedly still believes there’s Life & Liberty!

Not just the pursuit of happiness for oneself

But better yet a joy for all

Because our joy comes in the morning

When the sunrises in the east to dawn on us that

We are more than one nation divisible

More than separable

More than for white or for colored fountains

More than English or Spanish directions

More than Stars and Stripes

More Than Tears and Strife

Even more than you or me


But still no less than human

Because we are still

The beacon that sits upon a hill

For the world to see that

United We Fall and United We Stand Up Again!

 

By Chris L. Wright

11/5/08 12:51AM

“Written on the Eve of History & Change in the making for a Brighter Day!

 

God Bless America & God Bless Our Rising!

 

 



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Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins
This is exceptional work Chris.
Reviewed by JMS Bell
AMEN...FOR ONE AND ALL...THE ONLY WAY WE CAN TRULY RISE IS...TOGETHER! EXCELLENT WORK...ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING, LOVE AND BLESSINGS, JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Denell Knowles
For Freedom is absolutely brilliant Chris. It was well written.
Reviewed by Anna Glymph
I truly enjoyed this poem. Thank you!
Reviewed by ' ' (Reader)
The poetic magnitude of this excellent work reverberates even more with the Inauguration, as "All Rise."
Outstanding!
Reviewed by 000 000
From the voice of our past....from the voice of our children.
Powerful and proud and so very honest are your words.
Reviewed by John Domino
God Bless You for your spiritual insight and talent!

John Michael Domino

Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Sad truth about this world. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
Chris,
I Love This Piece Of Poetic Art You Have Penned
The Last Lines Blew Me Away!
Very Lovely Wording Poet!
"No, it asked for water instead, but still got none
Nevertheless freedom was never thirsty
It took empty cups and made them half full of faith
Freedom tapped its tin cup against iron bars
Making a racket all night long
Until someone stopped,
Listened and heard,
Freedom Ring!"

I Get Chills On Spine & Shoulders Again Re-reading....wow
Embraced ~ Embrassé
Vickie




Reviewed by Rene Reyes
script written from the heart that rings louldy to the bone

excellent job poet; keep up the good work!

Always,
Rene Reyes
Reviewed by Cryssa C
Wow! This is absolutely superb...

Cryssa
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota
POWERFUL.
Reviewed by Lavendar Jazz
Amen, this is so well written. I love the imagery and the use of history. You really got a winner here.
Reviewed by Pamilla deLeon- Lewis
Such imagery Chris. This is absolutely beautiful. It is great to be reminded that freedom cannot be silenced with imprisonment. So, let Freedom ring; it continues to do so through you.


Freedom tapped its tin cup against iron bars
Making a racket all night long
Until someone stopped,
Listened and heard,
Freedom Ring!

Pamilla
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath

Hello Chris glad to make your acquaintance here through your visit and words. "For Freedom" I grasped(gasped), gnawled and chewed the entirity of this presentation in every way,superb! "It took empty cups and made them half full of faith" a mouthful, one has to if you truly believe.

A belated welcome to the den to you,
~Gwendolyn



Continued blessings and all enlightenments to you
Reviewed by Louise Bannerman, CC
You were born to write. You have powerful messages to share with the world. This place will be a better place because a part of you will still be here. Keep writing and let your presence be known. You are God sent to a starving world. Thank you for sharing.



-Bannerman
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
ONly #3 - So Chris you are NEW HERE, to this Amazing Warm Spirited Den!
Wow! I am floored by your creative talent for imagery Chris! Amazing you are, with your thoughts!
Freedom can be heard STILL, in our hearts LOUD and STrong! ESpecially when we can compare and that can SCARE!
STay Positive!

WRite On! YOu are talented and I am readin'
Warmed in the Spirit, Warrior Purple Lady Sweet Sheooxoo
P.S. Thank you for gravitating over to my corner and staying awhile ( I hope you come by anytime and read what is on my heart and mind) AS I write all genre's! Dark, Erotica, Romance, Humor, and Inspirational, etc.
May FREEDOM Reign, so far it is! With all our soldiers fighting while they can! and some dying from a losing battle, that sicken's me! I need to stop there or there will be tears...
Reviewed by Rafika Anderson (Reader)
You have an incredible mastery of imagery and sensation, which comes across powerfully in each of your poems. Wonderful words, well-organized into a potent message.
Reviewed by Jerry Engler
It is a great write, great in all of its analogy just as the others said below me, Chris. Freedom is a state of mind we all too frequently deny ourselves as we walk around. Your poem suggests to me that the oppressors were freed along with those they tried to oppress whether they walked the streets of Alabama with books together, or see their own results....Jerry
Reviewed by Charlie
Outstanding imagery! And what an analogy! --too, too perfect. Highly publishable--have you submitted it to magazines yet? --Charlie
Reviewed by Blue Sleighty
Powerful work. I know well of what you describe. Let it flow
Reviewed by Axilea MU
you make it sound so lively! I love the way you gave freedom a life, a journey, a voice!

It reminds us that we are the ones who can keep it alive, make it travel and lend it our voice.

This is a great poem against an illness called resignation.

Greetings,

Axilea
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Enjoyed,Hugssss
Reviewed by Rafiriio Daniels
I truly enjoyed your work! Keep poetry alive!
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
This is so well written! There is nothing like freedom, yet so many are willing to give it up so easily......

Be safe,
Karen
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