Sonnet 111

No man is free if he believes the chains
That hold him now still bind him when they’re gone,
For freedom lives more as a thought that frames
Our future course within our earthly bonds.
True freedom lives in souls that ever dream,
And thrives in thoughts that cannot be confined;
It is a pride that hate cannot demean;
It is a truth that triumphs over lies.
A man, crippled by gods, can yet live free
Though to some mortals, may seem prison bound,
Yet through his window on the world may see
A life of purpose here, and yet beyond.
True liberty leaves victimhood behind;
The greatest chains reside within our minds.

© Loubert S Suddaby. All Rights Reserved.

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