Vani 4h
I wish to be colorful and bright
Everyone would be pleased at my sight
I desire to be touched by delicate hands
Little kids would by my friends
For once, I want to be tied by a string
Giving me a sense of belonging
And when they’d let me free
I’d sing a carol of glee
Losing all control of my mind
I’d drift freely with the wind
High above the world I’d fly
And float between the layers of sky
When drained of all my energy
As tired as I’ll ever be
I’d lay flat on the ground
There I’d have a sleep profound
And when the stress would be too much
I’d have the luxury to burst
To fly too high and to be shattered too soon
In nutshell I wish to be a balloon
oliver 9h
i went cycling today,
the only bike in a sea of cars.
i felt like i was the only one living.
i felt like i was flying
and everyone else was stuck
in a black and white world
My love
is lonely
my loneliness
is breathing
my breath
is free
my freedom
is sleeping
my sleep
is Me
finding myself
amidst a
bunch of
leaves or
souls that
fell in
love once
and never
recovered from
the fall
or falling.
If your love
doesn't speak freedom,
it's time to let go.
When the wanderer shuts her eyes
her soul is youth again
Sail away with me
away to the distant sea.
Sail away
to the tunnels of the bay.

Sail away with me
to the ocean deep.
Let the waves flow
to the islands we go.

Sail away with me
and let your hair go free.
Sail away and on
until the world is gone.
Set us free

Rise up and step across those borders,
For together we must stand as one,
Put aside those old traditions;
Let us sing a song or freedom!

Every woman, every man,
Everywhere, throughout the land,
Sing out loud, your heart’s desire,
All five senses are on fire!

One voice, one heart, one soul,
One world, One Love, One Goal,
Let us sing in harmony!
Only Love, will set us free!

Brothers, Sisters 1, 2, 3
Only Love, will set us free!

Brothers, Sisters 1, 2, 3
Only Love, will set us free!

A song of freedom
You are not the movies you see
You are not the music you groove to
You are not the food you eat
You are not the people you talk to
You are not the clothes you wear
You are not the words you swear
You are neither stupid nor ugly
You are neither too skinny nor too chubby
You are neither too perfect nor a defect
You are not a puppet or a muppet
You are not who others want you to be
And you are not someone society compels you to be.
You are not society's stereotype.
You are not going to let anyone label you.

You are you.
You are something much beyond.
"A lesson I have been trying to teach myself for over a long time now, 'Know your Worth'."
rice fields with gates hold back the tides
patchworks of mansions, azaleas and magnolias
and swamp's blackwater stained by knees
of mangroves, the herons and alligators glide

bloodhounds bay to find the runner
capture voices singing the ancient song
"Deep river, my home is over Jordan.
Deep river, Lord, I want to cross over..."

in the center of old Charleston stands
a rusty market where pale men sold
divided chained families of darker hues
splits and weakens a nation, centuries on

Some folks focus on pigment's cues
and despise those of foreign milieus
forget the great command "Love another
as I have loved you, be my disciples"
Inspired by my friends suffering
and "A Tangled Mercy" by Joy  Jordan-Lake

34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

John 13:34-35 New International Version (NIV)

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