My Kind of Freedom

The plants can grow where they choose to sprout
The birds can live where they decide to perch
The wind can blow east to west or not
The blue clouds cover every inch of the sky
The rule of law does not govern nature
Yet we cannot pee where we decide to squat.
We must pay our way to stay in this world
All around we are surrounded by borders
Reduced to ‘bants’ and habitual silence
Countries turn prison, government jailers.
Why then should I build walls of my own?
I will traverse like a troubadour
Roll on earth like the carpet of green
I have finally found my Soweto
It is time for me to unravel
Free to dream and express my thoughts.

Vera

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