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poetry by j matthew waters

here to stay


I stood at the podium
declaring my faith to a world
I once called home

the strangers in front of me
knelt and lifted their arms
anticipating a deliverance
they had only dared to dream

as I breathed into the hall
they began to understand
freedom was here to stay



september two thousand thirteen
copyright j matthew waters
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5 thoughts on “here to stay

  1. Alas, as we are finding out here in Australia, freedom is such a temporary thing. Easily bruised, broken and stolen from those who close their eyes.

  2. Freedom – the most important thing ever. a nice poem written from a fresh perspective

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