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Freedom

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Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California
 


“Freedom isn’t free,” they said,
“You have to pay a price.”
Then they sent us off to war,
Fighting nits and lice,
Fighting other people too,
Who bleed like you and me.
“Did I have to die,” I ask,
“Just so you’d be free?”

 
Poem © 2017 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Independence”

Barbed

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November sunset, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

Fleeing their homeland,
a mother and three children
move from star to star—
four hundred yards from freedom,
barbed fencing crushes their dream.

 
Tanka and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Friday’s Fences #106
 
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More Poets United Midweek Motif: “Freedom”