Breaking Free is Hard to Do
With one hand the past
pushes us forward;
with the other it pulls us back.
How can we realise our free will
if we are restrained by the past?
Our freewill is never free;
our today remains coloured by yesterday.
Yet the desire to break free
is too strong to be held at bay.
At times we escape briefly into a new day;
smell the sweet scent of its free air
and make believe that we are free.
Alas, not so; the past is toying with us
before its hand pulls us back once more.
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