Monday, August 11, 2014

The Emancipation

We resist,
Refuse,
Rebel;

Our fear has evaporated,
Our birthright restored.

The blue sky,
Eye of the sun;
The horizon
Is ours to keep
Or release.

We soar,
Wings warm in the sun,
Breath cold in the dawn.

Ruby slippers be damned.




  

15 comments:

  1. I loved all of it but it was the last line that brought it home for me. There is so much to be said for wanting the freedom and offering it to yourself instead of waiting for someone else to open the door or point out the yellow bring road.

    Very nice Tina, I liked this very much.

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  2. Click click! You are so clever!!!

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  3. Ruby slippers line was perfect

    excellent 42

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  4. Love your take on the prompt! I agree that last line clinched it. The sentiment is so universal but that last line tethered it to the prompt and made it all come together.

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  5. This is imbued with such confidence. A really uplifting piece.

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  6. "Ruby slippers be damned." Nice! Flying and freedom and monkeys! We should all be this lucky! TiV

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  7. Love this from first to last. Stellar work.

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  8. Love that last line, escape to freedom, damn the consequences. Awesome!

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  9. Yeah, what everyone else has said comes from me as well.
    I've been back to reread this piece 4 or 5 times this week.
    Very nice.

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  10. "The horizon
    Is ours to keep
    Or release"
    is a fine phrase to sum up the idea of newly acquired liberty. Excellent.

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  11. That last line was the clincher...brilliant!!!

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  12. They're free! Well, like everyone before me has said, the poem is lovely and the last line is just brilliant.

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  13. I love this heroic twist for the monkeys.

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