Isam Hussain (8-12-1938 / Iraq)
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.
Poet Other Poems
- A Game of Bridge
- A Momement To Remember
- A Painting of Modern Art
- A Play Called 'The Coming of Day'
- A Silly Poem
- All will be Well
- Answered Prayer
- Autumn Leaves
- Backwards To The Future
- Belief and Unbelief
- Breaking Free is Hard to Do
- Calvi In Corsica
Read this poem in other languages
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.