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The Best of Life Is Still Free: a Poem
They say that the best of life is free
and my own life could certainly attest to it
but what may not be so easy to see
is how inner freedom is the only one to prove it.
Freedom to think and feel whatever we choose
makes us detached from the mainstream greed
for it is impossible to ever lose
what we gave ourselves with no real need.
It's playfulness in heart with toys that are free
not the ones we buy to define who we are
not those we need for applause or an instant glee
but ones that fill with joy an old man's memoire.
Health is free, but we make it so expensive
by allowing sickness to be a part of living
and we make it an issue being so extensive
not seeing that health is within power of our believing.
And love is free, but we so often bribe to get it
or try so hard to be worthy of affection
then busy hating we may completely forget it
in a mutual distrust as our only true connection.
Happiness is free, but does anyone know it as yet
as trillions get spent for its many imitations
that making also free an ultimate regret
with only at funeral getting a standing ovation.