A Poem by An owl on the moon

For the world that is even now fighting to hear the song... whispering prayers...































Freedom is a song

music, melody, measures

it can’t be chained

or bullet ceased

or dead stilled

blue notes play flattened forms

tailgate trombone

riffs across rifles

ragtime, rebop and ride

a hot lick coming in the middle

bones in syncopated rhythm

crimes against humanity

skulls scream of genocide

dead in every nationside

and country tide

screeching massacres

or justice caged

all of mercy in a rage

blood stained keys

sometimes no harmonies

but time beat time

tempo and cadence in a rhyme

prisons with no trials

raped lands across the miles

bigotry and hate

stomp and scream at the tune

chorus to coda with a comp

full of insanity

song still plays

play some funk and dance a jig

cool jazz to free jazz

there’s a rhythm in the back line

beating time

cold cement prison cells

stomp, stride and swing

scat with the sideman

pattin juba by slapping time

there’s a mickey ending  

when we cry freedom

freedom to love

freedom to choose peace

oh freedom is a song

don’t ever try to silence it

just sing freedom

til it’s every color

on every flag…

© 2011 An owl on the moon

Author's Note

An owl on the moon
I won't stop believing in the song.. sing it with me now.. let's pick up the pace...

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Ohh i read this my friend right after you wrote it..
i hesitated to comment lest not so old wounds open
and once they open i will sing myself maybe not so nice words that not all would like
Our freedom were taken forever..really we were not under a free government before
but once someone strange opens your door uninvited and takes his place
and acts like the owner of the place..you dont know my friend how this hurts
once i was on a mission to the local airport..some americans stopped me from getting in
only after hours of wait..i was furiuos ,a british security laughed to me and pacified me
he told me its your home with all the belongings but strange you are not allowed in..
i swear i felt tears and was ashamed they might fall..i will never show weakness there
frredom is very preciuos my friend,you will never know how dear it is untill you lose it
i really loved how you made a connection between music and peace and war
surly each and every has its own rhythm..really enjoyed this beautiful write
and i thank you for posting it..
lovely write..

Posted 12 Years Ago

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About freedom, expressed with freedom. An refreshing write.

Posted 11 Years Ago

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How many times have I said you never cease to amaze me?

I absolutly love the euphony this poem is completely enriched in. Not to mention I'm a natural sucker for speaking in alliteration so therefore loving to read it as well which you have in volumes.

This is a beautiful piece, happy, and jubilating!!! BAM!

Posted 11 Years Ago

"freedom is a song, don't ever try to silence it" exactly what I believe in. Whenever i feel sad or upset.. I dance. i feel enlightened. Words expressed beautifully with a musical touch. Like Akon says " Won't stop until I find my FREEDOM"..

Posted 11 Years Ago

this ones so great... its so creative and the pictures eye catching...and the poems great...must add to my library...great write!!!

Posted 12 Years Ago

this is so spiritually/humanEly electrically charged with hope and rejoicing it permeates every corner of the reader's attention!!~ gorgeous!

Posted 12 Years Ago

haha almost similar to my poem 'Untitled', but don't worry, this is way better :) I also love the picture!

Posted 12 Years Ago

fantastic message in your poem…
a very different way…
of exploring the concept of freedom…
loved it…
last lines…touched me….

Posted 12 Years Ago

you diddley pop bopped my skittles this morning ! big jazz fan!

Posted 12 Years Ago

A lot said using music as the glue...Enjoyed...Thanks for your continued support by reading my work..I appreciate that..Sara

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on September 26, 2010
Last Updated on February 24, 2011


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