Written By Milee Jain (Grade 8)


The leeway, the latitude, the abandon, the immunity

No chains and to fly high above with no strains

No limits, prejudices or discrimination,

Your freewill without any perception

Freedom from racism – that incomprehensible notion!

Black or white, brown or yellow

some deter, some detain, some confront

Oh, but to save a life – do not stutter

Black lives do matter

Freedom for women – so strenuous a sentiment?

Equal opportunity, equal pay, equal rights

Is it such a scary propensity?

To let us wear what we want,

Or to read what we want,

No No!

Men cannot fathom such absurdity.

Freedom isn’t just bound to the rights in our constitution,

it’s the free will of our soul in unjust delusions

Freedom lives within every individual,

It can be found in situations truly unpredictable

Yet again what does freedom mean to me?

It is the leeway, the latitude, the abandon, the immunity.


Featured Image Courtesy – The Champa Tree

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