Treasure Island

Elizabeth Padillo Olesen


Web of Freedom






Yes, here it is-
freedom as our
mark as humans.

Whether we live or
die, we live or die
dreaming to be
humans with freedom.

We celebrate life,
rejoice and cry
and even bleed
if only freedom
should be lived.

You and I share
our common destiny
as people with freedom
and dignity.

You and I cannot declare
our true freedom
when others still languish
in slavery.

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Submitted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Just finished this afternoon one painting which I entitled, Web of Freedom,50x50 cm, acryl on canvass. In trying to explain the image, I am writing this short verse. Freedom is not only a personal thing. It is freedom for all humanity. And as long as others are still not free, we are not truly free.

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  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (4/18/2013 3:02:00 AM)

    Thanks for your nice response to this poem, Thomas. I hope to get more time to write. I hope you continue to post your beautiful poems. (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (2/28/2013 2:36:00 AM)

    Freedom never comes easy...easy to go.
    We fight with all our might for freedom
    Only to watch it dangle from the end of a rope.
    So many in freedom....so many more to go. (Report) Reply

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