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Freedom Song
by Mitzi Kay Jackson

Sunday, June 12, 2005
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Moments run still
In the center lane of traffic
A voice calls out to me
But all I really heard was static
All my children crowd round my feet
Cause I shield them from thy enemies
Shepherds foaming in the distant breeze
Sucking my scent out from the grass and trees
Lord I nos they coming ta get me
Deys running ta get me

But I done tasted freedom
Bury in soil deep
Reality has nuthin on my dreams
Donít matter that they coming ta get me
Cause dead or alive Iís gone be free
They done took and stole enuf from me
Shepherds foaming in the distant breeze
Devouring my scent crushing leaves
Thinking they gone come and get me
Thinking they gone get me

Dey planted seeds on my back
Grew out and spreaded like hot wax
Took ma babies milk straight out from ma breast
Planted they face in ma nest
Made a mule of my mother
Turn my father to living dust
Laid out my brother
Opened ma sister till she bust
Got them dogs out looking fo me
Can smell em wit the rushin breezes

When you take a life you forfeit your own
When you steal a soul it sharpen your sense of alone
When you kill a spirit its weight will carry you down below
And if you truly knew God these words you would already know

Iím gonna lay down ma soul and rest
Gonna free ma babies up from this mess
Gonna sing his praise until the end
Gonna free our souls from this sin
And they gone cover ma body in bronze
And tell ma story through the times
And they gone hear our singing from the heart
Ripping inside of them images tearing them apart
Knowing of the strength and the wrongs
Of my freedom song
And my our blood wash through their minds
Forever

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Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 11/22/2006
nicely done, i enjoyed your artistic ability
Reviewed by Birdie Houston 11/7/2005
Nice work Mitzi great read.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 10/20/2005
You do good work.
Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 8/22/2005
Hauntingly excellent this is. Freedom's voice indeed whatever that is. I'm resonating with every word an every feeling carved on the wings of the soul who says this.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/9/2005
An enthralling, soul-reaching poetic creation, Mitzi. Thank you. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Sandra Mushi 7/5/2005
Very powerful, deep, sad write!

" ... When you take a life you forfeit your own
When you steal a soul it sharpen your sense of alone
When you kill a spirit its weight will carry you down below
And if you truly knew God these words you would already know ..."

Strong write, Mitzi!

God bless,

Sandie.
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 6/16/2005
As Long as You Are Free In Your Own Mind You Will Be Free Forever,i.e.
Why I TRASK Answer To No One Not Even (God)_

Only You Mitz Can Give Your (Soul) Self Away To Evil...

TRASK
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 6/16/2005
Extremely moving piece for me, Mitzi. Loving you, girl. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Walter Jones 6/15/2005
The sod is covered now in the memory of words spent, minds drip with knowledge but eh blood continues to be let, wisdom is the father mother lost to days gone, ah but the writer, still carries their water, and her voice will never be alone.. You ae a gift special and long remembered.. Walt
Reviewed by Paul Williams 6/14/2005
Extremely powerful and intense write this one Mitzi excellent.

Paul;-}
Reviewed by Kenny Baez 6/14/2005
another strong glimpse into intense lives.
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 6/13/2005
Stunning, achingly sad, passionate,inspiring, and. . .
God, how angry it makes me that such evils are
allowed to continue to stalk. Form sometimes changes,
but. . .you would think people would have learned
by now how much we need each other. What hurts one,
hurts all! But maybe, just maybe, as long as there
are voices as talented, intelligent, and insistent as yours,
the horror will end one day. Thanks for being you,
Pea
Reviewed by Aberjhani 6/13/2005
Deep with vision and powerful emotion. This write stands like a gift delivered from the smoldering embers of ancestral consciousness still hot and illuminated within the heart and soul of the poet.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/13/2005
My gawd, Mitz! This is a classic! Should be required reading inschools Ms. Laurate.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/13/2005
When you take a life you forfeit your own
When you steal a soul it sharpen your sense of alone
When you kill a spirit its weight will carry you down below
And if you truly knew God these words you would already know

Truly powerful words you pen so well, Mitzi.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/13/2005
Strong and vibrant tribute/history/statment in the words that will outlive the bronze statues.

Felix
Reviewed by Tyrone Banks 6/13/2005
Powerful images coupled with a dramatic story that can be told by many. So much is taken forgranted...freedom has it's price!
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 6/12/2005
Very heavyweight powerful piece.

Wise content too.

Very good writing Mitzi...
Reviewed by Lori Moore 6/12/2005
Very nice images.
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 6/12/2005
Mitzi- Powerful poem. Felt this one in the depths of my soul. Awesome imagery.
Excellent work!
Reviewed by Nicole Lasher 6/12/2005
Deep and dark...and so true. It steels you. I feel you.
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