i am free,
i long to be free
to love myself unconditionally, a spiritual being in human fashion
to love & receive love from others
from the enslavement of emotional fears & trials
to express myself responsibly & thoughtfully without heedless retaliation
to share & support the world around me
from societal labels which artlessly dept nothing & no one
to be confident, based not upon the strength of my youth & ignorance
to mend fences sans a sense of betrayal
from a society that defends monochromatic individuals
to become a change-maker
to beto live my life according to the guidance of my inner voice as it stands incomprehensibly in the face of a society that imperatively & passively commands of us to blindly follow rules, regulations, values, demands, rituals & practices that have been inherited from uneducated & manipulated generations.
___________________"No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent."
~Susan B. Anthony
"If you would lift me you must be on higher ground. If you would liberate me you must be free."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I am an intelligent river which has reflected successively all the banks before which it has flowed by meditating only on the images offered by those changing shores. ~ Victor Hugo