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Freedom by Pat Garcia


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Freedom by Pat Garcia

A strange word,

FREEDOM.

It beguiles,

Deludes,

Misleads,

Encourages,

Separates,

Divides,

Unites,

And

Heals.

In a world where acceptance rules,

FREEDOM dwells;

Understanding flourishes;

Toleration becomes a border;

Delusions vanish;

Community evolves.

Freedom walks,

In a world where acceptance rules,

 And fear dissipates.

Freedom speaks out,

People listen and dance to their own beat

In Unity,

Which encourages,

And community evolves.

Freedom loves,

In a world where acceptance rules,

Without chains,

But demands consequences,

Responsibility,

Commitment,

Dedication,

Loyalty,

Trust,

Reliability,

And faithfulness.

When freedom exists,

Prejudices take flight,

Respect marches in,

The Creation breathes easier,

The Spirit, the tiny funk deposited in us surfaces,

And fences come down,

Communication erupts like Mount Etna,

Wars cease,

Children no longer die young,

Women dance in the streets,

Men rise above their differences,

And Community evolves.

Until October 14th, be safe.

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia

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22 Comments

  1. Love this Pat. The Lord has truly blessed you with an abundance of talent. :o)

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    • Thank you, Patricia. I realise that I have been given much and I am accountable for it.
      Hope you are doing fine and enjoying your wonderful grandkids, and of course, your children.
      Shalom aleichem,
      Pat

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  2. Another wonderful poetic offering today, Pat. There’s quite a bit to ponder in each word written here – a very powerful message. Thank you so much for this treat! Peace be to you too!

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    • Thank you, John. That means a lot to me. Poetry is often overlooked in our world and yet it is the poets that have the strange gift of interpreting the future.
      Shalom aleichem,
      Pat

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  3. This is a tremendous statement and a beautiful photo of Germany. You are a wonderful person!

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    • Thank you my dear Gwynn. The photo was taken in Freystadt, Germany, last year in October. I visited this tiny little village. It was on Saturday and all the stores close at one p.m. in most of the villages. This scene of the street almost barely empty fascinated me.
      Shalom aleichem,
      Patricia

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  4. Wonderful, Pat. Peace & love… ❤

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    • Thank you for coming by, Bette. I appreciate it.
      Shalom aleichem,
      Pat

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  5. Beautiful and pertinent poem, Patricia. Beautiful photo, too. Where is it? I love cobblestones — reminiscent of my home town, Philadelphia, birthplace of the freedom of our nation. Where is this a picture of? And what is October 14? Is that your birthday?

    Shalom aleichem,
    Samantha

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    • Thank you my dear Samantha. The photo is a picture I took when I visited Freystadt, Germany last year in October. Freystadt is a quaint little village I believe you would love. If you love cobblestones, then you will see lots of cobblestones streets in the villages in Germany. My reference to October 14th has to do with the rhythm of when I post an article. I am much too busy to post every day or week, so I have discovered my own rhythm and that is posting every two weeks. That gives people also a chance to visit the site and read the poem when they have time, because it remains my featured post for two weeks.
      Shalom aleichem,
      Patricia

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      • Ah, yes, the every two weeks writing plan. I agree and am working within that structure. It is hard to find time to keep up with everybody else’s blogs and write your own. I would not expect readers to visit my site every few days, not in this time when everybody’s blogging.

        Shalom aleichem,
        Samantha

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  6. Ah, just lovely Patricia, elegant in very way, for its truth, shape and form. Along with Freedom comes accountability as you imply, by way of being aware of consequences, intended or not..Sometimes I wonder if we need to fight for freedom – a strange paradox – but nevertheless its worth fighting for.

    Your poem is very powerful – may it reach out to the world for its hope.

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    • Thank you, my dear friend. You’re so right the need to fight for freedom is a strange paradox, and I don’t understand it at all. But it is there.
      Shalom aleichem,
      Patricia

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  7. I meant to say thank you for this – thank you 🙂

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    • You’re very welcome my dear Susan.
      Shalom gleichem,
      Patricia

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  8. Patricia, this is one of the best poems you have written and you have many. It’s amazing how such a few well chosen words can speak volumes. I love the picture too.

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    • Thank you my dear Micki and I am glad you like the picture. It is a picture of the village of Freystadt, Germany. It is a beautiful quaint little village and the people are very friendly.
      Shalom aleichem,
      Patricia

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  9. Very strong and powerful words, Patti! It touched and impressed me to the same time!

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    • Thank you so much, Girlfriend. I appreciate your sharing that with me.
      Sending you a big hug.
      Shalom aleichem,
      Patti

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  10. Thank you, Patricia, for your thought-provoking poem. What comes to my mind is “Kaleidoscopic, “made up of a complex mix of elements,” from Greek, kalos ‘beautiful’ + eidos, ‘form.

    Joe Rubin
    Shalom !

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    • Thank you, Joe, for taking the time to read it and share your wonderful thought world with me. I love how you describe your feelings of awareness.
      All the best.
      Shalom aleichem,
      Patricia

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  11. sandrafingerut

    I liked this very much.

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