Sunday, July 02, 2017

Poetry Sunday

This week we here in America celebrate Independence Day, the Fourth of July. It's a day for picnics, parades, and speeches worshiping the great god "Freedom." There is no day of celebration for the great god "Responsibility."

In honor of Independence Day, I thought that this poem by a poet with the single name of Scarlet would be appropriate ...

Freedom of Choice
by Scarlet

everyone has choices
you can choose to be good
or bad
you can choose to do the right thing
or the wrong thing
you can choose to help fight this war
or you can choose to ignore it
if you fight you can choose how
most choose weapons
but they create more problems
than they solve
for they hurt the innocent
few choose their voice
it is a wonderful choice
but only for those few who can be heard
heard and taken seriously
I choose a pen
so I may write it all
and it will be there for all whom choose to read
you see we all have choices
good or evil
love or hate
fight or ignore
right or wrong
which will you choose?

Which will you choose, indeed, with the freedom you have until we give it up willingly in search of an imagined security?

Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.



allenwoodhaven said...

Nice poem. Life is a never ending series of choices each leads us to the next.

Leroy said...

Choices always come with costs.

Mike said...

Eventually the pen wins out.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Some choices are more useful than others.