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I listened and heard
in the gurgle
of streaming waters
the timeless tunes
of freedom

I watched and saw
in the flapping wings
of the dove
the boundless joy
of freedom

I stopped and saw
in the face of
the sun flower
beauty of the sun
of freedom

I came and saw
in the face of
a man barred behind bars
the throes of a life
devoid of freedom

Then my heart was gladdened
for the music of the stream
the swiftness of the dove
the beauty of the flowers
the joy of freedom

I stooped and saw
in the little strides
of the ants
the bull in patience
on the paths of freedom
I watched and saw

in the frenzied dance of a tree
the stubbornness of spirit
rooted in the soil
of freedom

I thought and saw
in dark death
escapism from life’s travails
for in a pious death
lies true freedom.

Review Request (Intensity): 
I want the raw truth, feel free to knock me on my back
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What did you think of my title?
How was my language use?
What did you think of the rhythm or pattern or pacing?
How does this theme appeal to you?
How was the beginning/ending of the poem?
Is the internal logic consistent?
Last few words: 
it reads as it is. just need your blunt and honest comments
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You have a pure vision of nobility and I agree very much with it.

Beautiful, spiritual poem.


Blue Demon77

"What I want is to be what I was before the knife,
before the brooch pin, before the salve, fixed me in this parenthesis:
Horses fluent in the wind. A place, a time gone out of mind."

The Eye Mote-Sylvia Plath

thanks for taking time to read and comment. you are quite an encouragement.

author comment

A very good read here, the theme was solid, I shall wait for the poets that are aware of correct form to comment further,
Yours Ian.T

There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

A warm welcome to Neopoet !

This piece is truly an excellent read although there
is almost always room for improvement.

The title; in my opinion you could be more inventive
there, it does relate well to the theme but it doesn't have
to have the exact same wording, give the reader something
more to think about with a relative title that offers more.

Language use; very good although there are a few places
where I stumble ...

timeless tunes of freedom; tune would be more appropriate use
of language, singular or "tune's" being possessive.

a man barred behind bars; perhaps "held, detained, imprisoned or
many of the ways to describe this instead of using barred which seems
almost lazy to me (again, only an opinion)

Your theme is good, logic consistent and the ending (while I personally
don't agree) is most likely a whole truth for you, and that makes good

thank you for sharing with us


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