poem for freedom

you are timid.
some days you hide it well,
like a coat of paint
on a scratch in the wall,
but it isn’t gone.

you can kill this nervous fear.
say goodbye to the sensible voice
sitting smug in your head,
saying “but…what if…i can’t…”
and be free.

today you are brave.
there is so much world out there –
tiny corners and giant skies
waiting for you to find them.

put on your comfiest pair of shoes.
you don’t need money,
you don’t need makeup.
wrap up your heart and keep it warm.
today you are brave.

1 comment:

Dimana Matahari-ku said...

I'm stunned, so in depth and truthful and emotion crawling out of every word, elegant, magical, and wondrous words fitting perfectly together. Lovely.