THE FREEDOM SONG

Liberation!
Not from the shackles of slavery
Not from the burden of sins,
Or the thirst for more than enough,

It is the liberation from futility
Years of chasing shadows
Has pushed me farther into the dark
I have lost myself and my soul,
I clawed at things that are not there.

Then! I heard the beatings of drums, from afar,
Freedom!
It pushed me out of my cave,
I shaded my eyes when I saw the
Light,
For the first time,I could see better
than I could in the dark,
This is what freedom feels like,
Now I am me and I am Free.

: Abdulazeez Kaothar.