Freedom Is Worth All That

I see you looking at me
I saw it
That fleeting look of pride that a woman would never admit
Yes I saw it

Why don’t you let me break your heart now
Let me break it before me meet
Before I disappoint you
Let me break it now so you know you can live with it
Because then you can be free
To believe in today

Are you thinking about our graves?
About lying next to each other
Like those who were buried two hundred years ago?
Are you thinking of a romance
To be the old couple that make young people smile?
But why put all that on me?
We haven’t even spoken
And you have us dying in each other’s arms

Instead
Let me make you smile
Let me get you through one day of happiness
Not because we are to be married
But because you met someone
Someone unlike anyone you’ve ever met before
Let me help you be who you are
Because I will be who I am
And you will see the kind of courage that you cannot imagine
The kind that would risk losing a woman as beautiful as you
The kind that would risk another night alone
Because freedom
Is worth all that

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Comments 3 comments

Vincent Moore 4 years ago

Wow my friend very powerful. Yes indeed freedom is worth all that. I wish I had known the woman before I made my mistakes. One needs more time before rushing head on into a relationship. There are so many consequences to look at first. I think everyone should take a degree in learning how to be married before taking the plunge, maybe it would cut down on the high divorce rate?

I loved how you used the words Freedom is it worth it? There is a price to pay for freedom to, it can be a lonely place to dwell. I am practicing it now as of last week. My bachelor days have returned full circle. Peace and blessings to you my genius poetic friend.


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you. I mean how can I respond to that kind of praise for that kind of a writer? You humble me my friend and it means a lot to me that you take the time to read my work and to comment as you do. You have given me all I could ever want: respect. Yes there is a price to pay for freedom and I have a hub about that called Freedom Means Lonely (or something like that). It's a delicate balance and when you say "I love you" to someone it is not a trifling thing... you are gambling time away possibly for the chance at the kind of passion that freedom seems to miss. But if you are alone now then take the time to explore who you are because you have been impacted by many things; being alone will bring all that out and you can find out what you are and how you want to be.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

love the theme...freedom...freedom from this material body, because once we become spirits, we can roam free...and we're free to love and to cherish...free from pain and worry...

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