Freedom is a 3-way street
where rights, values and duties meet.
It’s very challenging to find the right balance
and narrow mindsets can create a silence.
Freedom grows from hearts strong and sturdy,
unshaken and unafraid. Knowing what they hold dear is worthy.
Grounded in values no wind can blow away,
like the flowers that smile bright on hot summer days.
Rooted in kindness and consideration that will endure and stay
and find it’s place in every brand new day.
May we learn to break the barriers that we create for ourselves.
I chose the reference to a 3-way street to represent how challenging it is to truly find freedom. A challenge not just to find it. And also to find a way to hold onto it, and pass it on to our children by the way we think, feel, behave. And live.
This poem is about personal change and a journey that we all make as we live every day.