Celebrating East African Writing!

I Want My Freedom

Written by Eric Gichira

For the sake of my pains

I want freedom from chains;

For the sake of my future

I want freedom from torture

Freedom from fractured bones

And freedom from red zones;

Freedom from bombed cars

And freedom from battle scars

Freedom from physical languish

And freedom from emotional anguish;

Freedom from haunting screams

And freedom from bloody streams

I just want my freedom

In every nation or kingdom;

And not just for one season

But for more than one reason

Should my wishes be unmet

Still I know I won’t fret;

I’ll find somewhere to stand

And there, my freedom I’ll demand…

But as for now:

I want my freedom!

© Eric Gichira

This poem is part of the April 4th 2011 Freedom Poetry Competition. You have until April 29th 2011 to read and vote for it. Please comment and indicate your opinion of the poem on a scale of 1 to 5.


2 – POOR

3 – OK

4 – GOOD



One comment on “I Want My Freedom

  1. wambui gachuhi
    April 9, 2011

    4 Good

    Clear and concise


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