The chains forged freedom

The chains forged freedom

A Poem by An owl on the moon
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Inspired by “Barbarians Rising”…

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Listen

Listen to the winds

When they rage against the walls

You will hear the ancient cries

As they confess their deeds to heaven

Heroic deeds to defy the legions

The empire forged against them

Forged to crush their people

Hear the voice of Hannibal ruler of Carthage

Who waged war on Rome since he was nine

Spartacus the bound gladiator of the Colosseum

Who turned slaves into warriors

Viriato shepherd of fearless Lusitania

Rising to shepherd her people to battle

Arminius the kidnapped child of Germany

Defiant soldier who turned on the hand of Rome

Boudicca, warrior queen of Celts

Enraged to fight the slaughterers of the Druids

See how the chains forged freedom

So you may gain courage in their voices

For your own struggles this day

Listen to the winds

Listen


© 2017 An owl on the moon



Author's Note

An owl on the moon
“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”
― Nelson Mandela

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My goodness: gone the coloured jewels and gently laid sad or happy times Craig.. All hail to the might of distant past!

If only we so.called modern beings could adopt the same power of intention - success, protection - yet more success.

However, sad to say that it seems to be that, in order to do that there need be more battle-cries, more blood shed, more aftermath.

The alternative is to cede to what's going on in the world. Thoughtful folk know that to succeed, there needs to be justice and respectful power not irrelevant and irreverent chaos.

A wise leader carefully, quietly beckons the people to stand and be counted; hard though it is to inspire others to listen and act diplomatically. Find the one or few who answer to the Creator's commandments or Man's ancient ethics and - who knows.

I wish you joy as you raise your voice in this glorious way - is yet another work of art but its colours darker to allow its power stand as a beacon.

' For your own struggles this day
Listen to the winds
Listen '

Typed too much? Forgive me, please.

Posted 8 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

8 Months Ago

Oh precious Emma! Ah, the world can never have too much of you. :) Thank you for your sweet insight.. read more
YES!! Really well written, Love the topic

Posted 8 Months Ago


Unless someone is willing to step up for the little man their is no hope. Valentine

Posted 8 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

8 Months Ago

Yes, we must all live beyond ourselves. Thank you.
Lovely poetry, such visual images you created with what history taught us about freedom. And Mandela's quote.....somewhat controversial, yet still true, echoes in the background. We need to listen to that voice in the wind. Sometimes it takes a while before that wind blows in the right direction. :)

Posted 8 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

8 Months Ago

So true, my friend. And that is a wise word to be true. The winds do not always blow sweetly, and we.. read more
An intense and powerful poem. An anthem for anyone that is fighting for the weak.

Posted 9 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

8 Months Ago

Thank you my friend. I think you would love the documentary. So well done.
Very strong and inspiring piece of writing. Today's world needs more heroes!

Posted 9 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

8 Months Ago

Yes, dear Queenie, may that hero I know lives in you always rise and flood the world with light.
A very beautifully crafted write to bring out your message, Croman. I loved reading it.
It is very unfortunate that even after so much progress and development we have to fight for getting what is right. A very inspiring poem to keep up the spirits of those who are fighting and for those who lack the courage to get it and forge ahead.
Very well done. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 9 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

8 Months Ago

Thank you for your uplifting words, my friend. Let this strength and courage always flow through you.. read more
Their voices never died. They just change form and resonate with the wind. Ever present for those who look to them for motivation and strength in their righteous battles. A truly inspiring poem dear Craig. Thank you for sharing the beauty and light of your thoughts.

Posted 9 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

8 Months Ago

Precious Divya, always so thankful when you come by. May their strength be present in you for those .. read more
DIVYA

8 Months Ago

You are welcome always Craig...

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Welcome to my page of poetry... May you find peace and inspiration... Craig "We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And.. more..

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