Is Freedom Really Free?

Is Freedom Really Free?

I had longed for this day
It marked the start of freedom
My release from under your thumb
To be me and not your version of me

I struggle to remember what I was like
How I used to smile and poke fun
Bringing joy to those who valued me
I was lost in the fury of your wake 

The lead up to my release
was like crawling through molasses 
As my heart raced, your demands
tethered me in place, a domestic prisoner

Delaying the obvious pushed me in a corner
What you hoped to achieve was a lost cause
Metaphorically speaking, I came out swinging
Did this have to end so acrimoniously?

Copyright © 2023 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
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Lillian is Hosting Open Link Night at D'Verse.  Check out some of our fellow poets' works and read Lillian's wonderful tribute to Glenn Buttkuss, a D'Verse Poet and Host, who recently passed.

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  16 comments for “Is Freedom Really Free?

  1. sanaarizvi
    March 5, 2023 at 12:13 pm

    This is beautifully deep and profound, Christine! ❤️❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      March 6, 2023 at 7:26 pm

      Thank you Sanaa. I always appreciate your kind words ❤️❤️☺️

  2. March 5, 2023 at 10:44 am

    I do think sometimes the end has to be this hard, but in the end she came out.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 5, 2023 at 11:36 am

      I agree. There is always pain end of some things.

  3. March 4, 2023 at 7:02 am

    Well I hope that she was able to escape finally but what a bitter and acrimonious ending.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 4, 2023 at 12:47 pm

      Lets hope so Grace! Thanks for reading ☺️💕

  4. Rob Kistner
    March 3, 2023 at 6:15 pm

    Glenn was a special force unto himself — strong, raw yet refined, unfiltered, real, and wholly irreplaceable. I truly feel the chasm he has left. Certainly I, and I believe dVerse as well, will be less without his unique view of the world. Won’t be quite the same again. Glenn was a thinker, and poet with his own unique voice. And he was my fellow traveler for many years. I feel the ache.

  5. March 3, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    These two lines say so much
    “The lead up to my release
    was like crawling through molasses”

    • Christine Bolton
      March 6, 2023 at 7:29 pm

      Thank you, dear Lillian. I appreciate it very much. ☺️💕

  6. March 3, 2023 at 9:25 am

    A very difficult parting. This says it all…
    The lead up to my release
    was like crawling through molasses…

    • Christine Bolton
      March 6, 2023 at 7:30 pm

      Yes, to white, nothing worse than when you can see the light at the end of the tunnel and you have to crawl through all that sticky stuff

  7. March 2, 2023 at 9:26 pm

    Wow, this is profound. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      March 3, 2023 at 8:42 am

      Thanks Kitty! ☺️

  8. March 2, 2023 at 8:59 pm

    A very poignant poem Christine. 👏🏼

    • Christine Bolton
      March 3, 2023 at 11:51 am

      Thanks Sadje my dear ☺️❤️

      • March 3, 2023 at 11:55 am

        You’re most welcome

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