Carrying Freedom Poem

Carrying Freedom Poem

carrying freedom
we carry freedom wherever we go
strapped over shoulders
slung ‘cross backs
practiced like religion
dawn her in time
passing past eternity
she is our statement peace
she holds our heavy, frustrated grind
beats orange dust off butterfly wings
in rhythms of safe & sound
freedom is a choice
- right to crown ourselves w/ indigo shades
brilliant, fiery encrimsoned star
reflects ancestral blood spilled
lives stolen over property, bullets & fear
price of freedom
let us breathe for the breathless
whispers marching through our memories
we speak life, protection, community
honor, growth, creativity, abundance
to hell w/ your systems!
we can carry our freedom ourselves
who changed our ashe to amen?
© 2022 Nissi Berry
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