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Freedom
by Edward Phillips

Friday, August 17, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Winner of the International Who's Who in Poetry Gold Award, 2012


Freedom


Itís not about profits

Itís not about taking

It is about justice

And giving and making.

Itís about who we are

Our present and past

Itís the deeds that we value

The things that can last.


It starts deep within us

It comes from our souls

Itís the stuff that defines us

Our dreams and our goals.

Itís our best link to heaven

When allís said and done.

Itís the good thatís within us

Itís our sky and our sun.


Itís more than our words

And more than our thoughts

And more than our hopes

And more than our oughts.

Itís ourselves looking back

When we look in the mirror

Itís our history our honor

Itís†the things we hold dear.


When we stand all alone

In the silence of night

And hear a voice calling

Or see a faint light.

Itís that moment of truth

When the shroud is pulled back

When †the angels are crying

And weíre under attack.


Itís our inner voice saying

Itís the right thing to do

Itís humanity praying

For me and for you.

When all doubt has been lifted

Though our actions are flawed

We know we are free

In the presence of God.

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Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 4/12/2014
Wow, This is amazing work. very profound and uplifting
hug
Kathy
Reviewed by Mary Cecil 2/18/2014
Love this,it's profound and spiritual.The search for inner peace and enlightment is the greatest challenge we face and beautifully expressed in this poem.
Reviewed by Barbara Jo 12/14/2013
This poem really touched my inner core, because it rings of deep truth, so simple and beautiful, yet deep and powerfully written.
I can only imagine these poetic words comes from a soul who has lived life fully, experiencing what life brings in its path and then taking a step back and using the gift to observe. and express. Thank you!
An award well deserved.
Reviewed by Michael True 3/7/2013
A moving and inspirational piece! Obviously it appealed to the judges who invoked the noted award. If I would be so bold as to suggest two very minor changes... You use the word "all" several times throughout this piece. In two instances I believe it causes a disturbance in the flow of the poem. I am a reader and notice such things. "Itís all things we hold dear." (substitute "the" for "all") and "When all doubt has been lifted" (drop the "all") This will ensure a smoother reading of the poem.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 1/21/2013
Beautifully penned!!!!!! Simply overflowing with inspiration and hope...

Anna
Reviewed by Debbie Lacy 10/5/2012
Awesome and very well written! I love it! Thanks for the share!
Reviewed by Robert Johnson 9/3/2012
What a wonderful poem. The words flow so smoothly and the emotions evoked so genuine.
Reviewed by pat medlin 8/17/2012
what a perfectly flowing and moving piece right through to the perfect end... especially from 'when the shroud is pulled back'. so nice ed
Reviewed by Clarence Prince 8/17/2012
It's a nice read, a lovely poem, especially the 2 last lines! Well done, Edward!
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/17/2012
As intelligent human beings, we've always been free within our confines of survivalĖĖsometimes dictated by others from the family to the corporation. Freedom from and freedom to are two entirely different things and often get confused. The fact that we've survived this long means that we have the ability to survive longer.

You've presented some stirring words here.

Ron



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