Ronovan and Colleen have given us ‘freedom’ for our prompt this week in the Writer’s Quote Writing Challenge. I have found a wonderful quote below that certainly sums up my thoughts on ‘freedom.’
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Freedom to choose what colour
I want my hair to be
Freedom to wear what clothes I like
For my personality!
Freedom to drive my car around
Wherever I want to go
Freedom to ring my friends up
When I’m feeling low
Freedom to go out to work
And earn my own money
Freedom to laugh freely
If I find something funny!
Freedom to go swimming
On a hot and sunny day
Freedom with the words I use
In what I write or say.
Freedom with the food I eat
Or if I choose to drink
Freedom to marry whom I want
Who cares what others think?
Freedom with sexuality
Whether straight or gay
Girl, boy, or transgender
I can choose to live my way!
Freedom to make mistakes
To learn and then move on
Freedom to teach others
On where we got it wrong!
Splendid. You hit the nail square on the head. Another good one, Judy. 🙂
Thank you Tess 🙂
This is a wonderful sum up of what freedom is! Great job, Judy. This is definitely a keeper!
Thanks so much Diana. As I was writing it, I realised just how lucky I was, as the are so many, for one reason or another who do not have these freedoms.
I shared on FB too. What a great poem for Memorial Day. Thank you!
Thank YOU so much Diana, for your kind words and for sharing 🙂
Wonderful , Judy. You get it ! ?
Thanks, Van 🙂
a lovely poem full of truth and privileges of freedom! 😀
Thank you. Yes, we are so lucky to have such freedom.
I agree! 😀
I agree! 😀
Love the new look of the blog, too! 😀
Thanks Rose, this is my second blog. I still have Edwina’s Episodes too 🙂
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Hello, and thanks for stopping by. I am Judy, in my (very) early fifties and decided that life definitely gets more interesting as it goes on! I am a wife and a mum and have just finished University as a Registered Nurse, after having worked as an Associate Practitioner in the NHS. I am also a poet and the author of my debut book, 'Rhymes of the Times.' I love to laugh, and I love rhyming words too, so I joined the two together, and my book was born. I am currently working on another book in the series also. I am a prolific blogger and enjoy writing funny stories, anecdotes, and anything really that takes my fancy.
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