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,
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