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I Long To Be Free.

Hertha is just a girl that loves to write and that enjoys literature.Writing is most therapeutic to her.


I have a strong urge to be free,

I have a strong urge to flee,

I want to spread my wings high in the sky,

So together with the other birds I fly.

I want to be emancipated from racism,

I want to be emancipated from the criticism,

I want to be emancipated from the body shame,

I want to be emancipated from being called "lame"

So much hate among people,

People who claim to be "one"

Whoever said, words are worthless without action, was not wrong,

As people tend to speak words of wealth but end up doing worthless deeds.

What happened to ONE LOVE?

What ever happened to UBUNTU?

What happened to RESPECT?

What ever happened to LOOKING OUT FOR ONE ANOTHER?

Human rights are being violated every day,

Corruption is increasing because people are greedy,

One is constantly afraid of their life,

Don't even get me started with the children's rights.

I cry for freedom.

Freedom to have a choice,

Freedom to be who I am without guilt,

Freedom to eat how I like,

Freedom to dress how I prefer,

Freedom to be free with my sexual orientation,

Freedom from racism,

Freedom for children,

Freedom for the popr too,

Freedom to be heard wholeheartedly,

Freedom of those who are voiceless.

At times I think to myself:

Is it that our laws are failing to give us freedom,

Is it that our education system has failed to educate us,

Is that our churches don't preach enough,

Is it that our parents compare us and don't listen,

Is it that society as a whole has failed to maintain order?

I long to be happy,

I long to be independent,

I long to be safe,

I long to be loved.

© 2020 Hertha David


Hertha David (author) from Windhoek, Namibia on September 20, 2020:

Hey there Anikta,

Thank you so much for your feedback backs it's Always great to hear from you again.

Do take care.❤️

Ankita B on September 20, 2020:

Powerful poem Hertha. It is beautifully written. I loved it.

Hertha David (author) from Windhoek, Namibia on September 19, 2020:

Hi there Pamela, great to hear from you again.

And yes we need to be great full. And over the past few years of growing and observing I have learnt that many people need to heal. They need to heal from all their negative vibes. People need to understand the value of people and respect one another.

I am glad that you are surrounded by good people and it's amazing honestly.

Thank you for your feedback and do take care❤️

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on September 19, 2020:

I hope many of us can change the negative messages. I don't act that way and my friends don't either. We have much to be grateful for, yet why is there so much anger?

Hertha David (author) from Windhoek, Namibia on September 19, 2020:

Hi there Chrish, Lorna and Ann, it is great to hear from you all again.

You all highlighted something very important which is spreading HOPE and MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

It is vital that we try to eliminate all social evils even having an impact on one life can lead to an impact on the lives of many.

Thank you all so much for your feedback do take care ❤️

Ann Carr from SW England on September 19, 2020:

Heart-felt words here and good varied construction. You've highlighted so many wrongs in the world. Let's hope enough of us can make a difference.

Well done!


Lorna Lamon on September 19, 2020:

This is a poem of great feeling and depth. I feel if we change many of the world's so called leaders, then we can hope again. Powerful poem Hertha.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on September 18, 2020:

Powerful message! Let's keep HOPE

and ACT AS ONE .

Great poem Ms David! We will continue spreading the message no matter what.

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