Wings of Freedom ~
Oh, how lovely must it be to divagate!
Into the unknown, with no apparent direction,
Wherever the roads lead, all our worries to mitigate,
No strings attached, no duties, no dejection!
Oh, how much would it mean to go on an adventure!
Set your sails ragged with life against the tide,
And no matter how dangerous might be the venture,
Keep your heart singing, blood dancing, eyes open wide.
Oh, to simply let go, how amazing would it feel!
Leave all the pain, and hurt, and anger behind,
Turn hatred found within our world into love: for real,
And forgiveness for everyone, dead or living, to find.
Oh, how nice would it feel to be free!
Allow each expectation and judgment to fade,
Perhaps only then all of us could simply just be,
Inimitable, unparalleled, the way we were made.
- A Poet in Attempt
~ About the Poem
Most of my poems revolve around the inner struggles: finding light in the darkness, fighting the good fight against our own minds, injustice in society, etc. These are topics close to my heart, for they are personal.
Today, maybe it's time for some brighter topics, and more positive content, at least for once. To let go, to forgive, to evolve beyond the bad, and be unapologetically ourselves while we strive to live our lives to the fullest... That has to be one of the hardest things to achieve, and at the same time, it's one of the most rewarding ones.
We all deserve the best. To be safe, loved, healthy, and free to be exactly who we are without shame or regrets. Because in the end, we all matter. Even when we can't see that. Or maybe, especially when we can't see it.
“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.”
— Franklin D. Roosevelt
© 2021 Ivana Divac
Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on January 19, 2021:
Thanks, everyone! Your lovely comments mean the world to me, really.
Ann Carr from SW England on January 19, 2021:
I enjoyed this; you've really given us a feeling of freedom and the sentiments are spot on - just what I'd like too. Well done!
Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on January 18, 2021:
Sounds a healthy treat
Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on January 17, 2021:
Thank you so much for your kind words!
John Hansen from Queensland Australia on January 16, 2021:
Beautifully created and displayed poetry, Ivana. Well expressed.
Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on January 16, 2021:
Thank you so much for reading and taking the time to read a review! It surely means a lot.
Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on January 16, 2021:
You’ve expressed some lovely ideas in your poem. Thank you!
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 16, 2021:
A very well written poem with a great message.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 16, 2021:
I love this positive message! We can all use the encouragement right now! Thanks!
manatita44 from london on January 16, 2021:
A pretty wholesome piece! I salute you!