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True Freedom

Updated on January 22, 2017

True freedom has many explanations, here is my poem expressing what true freedom means to me.

True freedom is,

When you stand upright,

Express, say what you feel,

And speak out right.

True freedom is,

When you stand up and fight,

Not worry even a little bit,

What other's say,

Does not matter even a bit.

True freedom is,

When you protect yourself,

Speak up, when you are wronged,

And never take anything,

Lying down, without a fight.

True freedom is when,

You never let anyone hurt,

By words or by deeds,

It’s by far the worst,

To hit where it hurts.

True freedom is when,

You do what you have to do,

Say what you have to say,

Without fear and head held high,

Speaking the truth,

No matter what or why.

You have true freedom,

When you fully realize,

That you are free as a bird,

And can reach great heights,

When you stand upright,

Ready to defend and fight,

To do what is right.

Quotes about Freedom

True freedom requires the rules of law and justice and a judicial system in which the rights of some are not secured by the denial of rights to others – Jonathan Sacks

True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what is right – Brigham Young

Independence isn’t doing your own thing; it is doing the right thing on your own – Kim John Payne

For to be free is not to merely cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances freedom of others – Nelson Mandela

Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery – Wayne Dyer

Freedom consists not in doing what we like but in having the right to do what we ought – Pope John Paul II

Freedom lies in being bold –Robert Frost

I disapprove what you say, but I will defend to death your right to say it – Voltaire

Unity of freedom has never relied on uniformity of opinion - John F. Kennedy


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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Gypsy Rose Lee thank you and yes we have to believe to achieve true freedom.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      We must always look out for ourselves and in what we believe to achieve true freedom. Love the video.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      onlooker thank you for stopping by and your words of appreciation.

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      onlooker 5 years ago

      Freedom has arrived when you get to exercise your opinions and be heard. It is said, Stand to be seen, speak up to be heard. I agree with you Nithya, Thank you.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      shampa sadhya thank you for your appreciation and vote.

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and awesome!

      Your choice of words in this poem is as appropriate as the thought of freedom. Excellently presented. Loved it.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Daisy Mariposa thank you for reading and leaving a thoughtful comment.

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)


      Thank you for publishing this poem.

      Freedom is very precious. It's worth fighting for.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Debbie thank you. Am so happy that you shared my poem on facebook!!! Thank you for your appreciation, am on top of the world!!

      unknown spy thank you for your votes and appreciation.

      katyzzz what you say is so very true, thank you.

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      katyzzz 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Great theme and one so little put in practice by so few

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Voted up and all. Your poem about freedom is wonderful.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I love ABBA.. and I love your poem yes we have to stand up for what's right.. that's freedom..

      sharing on Facebook


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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Movie Master thank you for your appreciation and votes.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      A wonderful poem Vellur and well chosen music.

      Voting up.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Hubert Williams thank you, this song is one of my favorite too.

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      Hubert Williams 5 years ago

      Well said Nithya, I agree. One of my favorite songs by ABBA.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Audrey Howitt thank you, it is definitely worth as you say.

      Rahul0324 yes true freedom comes with a heavy price.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      True freedom comes with the price of loyalty and patriotism...

      Sadly.. not much of that prevails in most nations..

      Great poem :)

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Freedom is a costly thing, but so worth the cost paid-great piece--

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      teaches12345 yes, it is worthwhile standing up for our rights, though it may cost us dearly.

      Perspycacious thank you for stopping by and an enlighteneing and insightful comment.

      Jackie thank you for your appreciation, Abba is definitely an icing.

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      A great reminder and abba for icing on the cake!

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      We celebrate our heroes every Memorial Day the last Monday of May in America, and many of us also remember (especially on Memoral Day) what our ancestors have meant in our own lives and the life of America and elsewhere. I look forward to following your writing.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Freedom costs us but it is so worth standing up for your rights! Great poem and one with great value, and inspiration.