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Wanting to be Free Again, a poem

I want to be

free enough

to feel


to let the


rumble in my chest

without knowing

so many lives

are filled

with tears.

I want to be

free enough

to feel


and promise

and trust



or fear

or pain.

It’s not

that I ever

had true freedom

like this, for

pain is always

visible to the

observant eye,

but the emotions

have overcome

like a tsunami

of unending unease,

a peeling back

of raw, unflinching


of truths

and hate

I wished did not exist.

I am undone,


by the discourse,

but at the same time,

I know

that I must flourish

despite the infertile

grounds I share.

The seeds

which I have lain,

the words

in which I write,

the truths

with which I weave –

are my responsibility

and change

is always

but a breath away

from the strenuous fight.

(c) Sumyanna 2020



Writer of poetry and seeker of knowledge. I hope to inspire and be inspired by my words and the world around me.

6 thoughts on “Wanting to be Free Again, a poem

    1. Thanks Leigha – and sorry for taking so long to respond. My WordPress admin page has not been working for a long time now and I didn’t know how to post. Finally found the answer today!

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    1. Thank you so much for saying that. Sorry I haven not responded for a while. I’ve been having A LOT of trouble with admin for my account. Finally figured out how to get it to work!


    1. Beautiful images and words. Thanks for sharing. I’ve been AWOL for a while. Every time I would log in, I could not post anything – Admin kept bugging out. Hopefully it’s fixed. I have missed seeing you!


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