Freedom’s Choice

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 Freedom’s Choice

Such startling contrasts

Often get our attention

We often question why

When pain and suffering enter in

Yet in the midst of all of that raucous din

We seem to forget to ask why

All the beauty and majesty are there as well


Sometimes as small as the hermit crab’s shell

Sometimes as grand as the redwood

Sometimes in the message of a flower pastel

Who despite the presence of blackened death nearby

Simply shines on in all of its glory

Maybe I should learn the lesson here

Maybe I should hear the story


In spite of circumstances, war, or shame

I can still go on, living my name

Reveling in my freedom to choose the good


2 Comments Add yours

  1. ZurkPoetry says:

    I really appreciate hearing this today, its always nice to be reminded to enjoy the glorious beauty. The flower in the picture is one of my favourites, it grows wild on the sides of roads here, and no matter how dry and hot it gets, the flowers look as fresh as morning dew ☺️

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  2. Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed it, and I’m always glad when something that seems “coincidental” turns out to really reach out and make a good moment for someone. Have a great week!

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