The Path to Liberty

Updated on July 31, 2020
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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

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    • Erudite Scholar profile imageAUTHOR

      Jeff Zod 

      10 days ago from Nairobi

      Hi Dora,

      Thank you so much for the comment.

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      Dora Weithers 

      10 days ago from The Caribbean

      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.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      10 days ago from Sunny Florida

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

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      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      11 days ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Great work from the heart. Thanks for sharing.

    • Erudite Scholar profile imageAUTHOR

      Jeff Zod 

      11 days ago from Nairobi

      Hey Liz,

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

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      Liz Westwood 

      11 days ago from UK

      This is a thought-provoking and interesting poem.

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