A fork in the road;
You are free to choose.

Who you want to love;
You are free to choose.

Who you are;
You are free to choose.

Who to believe in;
You are free to choose.

Dare to be brave.

Dare to be free.

© 2015 An Offbeat Bluestocking

Writing 101, Day 5: Freedom

Freedom is a fundamental need. It is so powerful that nations go to war for it. People engage in both despicable and heroic deeds to gain it. In the name of freedom we suffer, make sacrifices, and attempt to perform miracles. For freedom we are willing to lose everything and risk our lives, since no life really is one without freedom.

What freedom means is open to interpretation, which is why it’s been a recurring subject in art. In today’s poem, share your take on freedom. While you’re at it, be fearless with your thoughts. Don’t hold back. Unleash your emotions and be honest with yourself. Uncensored writing coming from the heart often produces the most amazing read.

I may write more than one entry on this prompt because it’s so good, you can take the topic of freedom anywhere. Title may be derived from the poem or from the song that came up on my Pandora: Dare by Gorillaz. Take care everyone!

Thank you to the amazingly talented Impossiblebebong for this prompt! Her blog can be found here: My Own Private Idaho.

About Clarissa

I'm Clarissa--a self proclaimed geek therapist from Texas! Inspired by fellow therapists with nerdy interests, I want to contribute my own insight and passion of anime, fandom and other categories of pop culture by applying themes into the real world for us to implement in our own lives. Let's channel Luffy's fearlessness and positivity! Be the Deku that does their best! Let's open the discussion about anime and mental health together!
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9 Responses to Dare

  1. Wow! I see what you mean. It’s like a mirror of my own wordier poem. A lot captured in these words. I like 🙂

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  2. hooklineandinkwell says:

    It does come down to choice!

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  3. Fico says:

    I really like it, Clarissa. Please do more! You mentioned you might do more and you are right. Freedom is a subject that is quite small in comparison when done in a post. I finished mine and it’s by far, the longest poem. And it’s just the 5th one. But I really like it!

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