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MONDAY’S POEM: Move into Freedom

May 26, 2014 Leave a comment

It is Memorial Day here in the US, a day we set aside to remember those who died in war; as we say, those who fought for our freedom and fell in battle. It is a time for flag waving, speeches, gestures of thanks for the veterans.

It is a day to consider our freedoms and be grateful. I also remember those who refused to fight and their freedom to do so; William Stafford comes to mind. And I remember our living veterans who remain under-appreciated and under-treated for their sacrifices.

And it is a day to consider all of our ancestors and all the sacrifices they have made that we might live free. With that let us:

Move into Freedom

Freedom – Joy, Joy – Freedom
Can these qualities
Be found, be felt
Separately?

Movement – Stillness, Stillness – Movement
Are these states
Opposite, echoes,
Independent?

Letting go, holding on
Can these acts
Serve, supply
Together?

Let go,
Move into stillness,
Find freedom,
Be joy!

©2014 Richard W. Bredeson. All rights reserved.

 

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