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The Path to Liberty

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Jeff Zod enjoys classical poetry. He enjoys reading poetry from great historical poets as well as modern poets.

I have realized fo rthe first time, the very first time;

That to seek my path is not a crime.

I could,I could, if I kept the faith, transform my sorrow into life.

Freedom, not happiness is the precious stone set amid all my strife.

I might live in pain, sorrow, and solitude forever.

If I lose my liberty, the chains that bind I will never sever.

If I keep the faith, I can do for others what I feel has never been done for me.

Then and only then will I truly see;

If I could give, I could live.

© 2020 Jeff Zod

Comments

Jeff Zod (author) from Nairobi on September 05, 2020:

Hey Amanda,

I really appreciate you stopping by.Thank you so much ;)

I love that the poem resonates personally with you.

As for me, following my path is of outmost importance. My path is mine and mine alone.

Amanda on September 01, 2020:

"To seek my path is not a crime"....this relates to me much more than I would like to admit ...

Jeff Zod (author) from Nairobi on July 31, 2020:

Hi Dora,

Thank you so much for the comment.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on July 31, 2020:

What a noble attitude of willingness to serve others. "Freedom, not happiness is the precious stone . . ." This is a worthy creed by which to live.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on July 31, 2020:

This is a thought provoking poem. It is really something to think about.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on July 31, 2020:

Great work from the heart. Thanks for sharing.

Jeff Zod (author) from Nairobi on July 31, 2020:

Hey Liz,

I hope you are okay, thank you so much for the kind comment.I am really humbled.

Liz Westwood from UK on July 31, 2020:

This is a thought-provoking and interesting poem.