The Paradox of Freedom

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The Paradox of Freedom

Surrounded by a sea of people celebrating liberty

Little could they see that they are bound in slavery.

In the light of the day

The darkness was still their way.

Decked in red, white, and blue

Holding their favorite brew,

They are enslaved

Not knowing that they need to be saved.

Their bodies are unshackled

Their souls are chained.

Yet they don’t understand.

In the land of the brave and the free

So many are living in captivity.

Those of us who have been released,

Will we stay silent while our brothers decease?

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3 Comments

Filed under Christianity, Everyday Life, Holidays, Monthly Monday Poetry, Slavery, The Gospel

3 responses to “The Paradox of Freedom

  1. nice piece of poetry :)

  2. abgk007

    Wow…that’s very powerful Olivia. It’s so true…everyone is so patriotic on Independence Day, but many don’t even realize that they haven’t even gained true freedom because they’re still under the enslavement of sin. Very profound thoughts. Thanks for joining in! :)

    Love you,
    –Ab

  3. I love this poem, Olivia.

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