Freedom’s Actions

On this Poetics Tuesday, Kim is challenging us to “flex our verbs.” We are to write a poem about a landscape using unexpected and powerful verbs. I did not completely follow the prompt, writing about freedom rather than a landscape, but I tried to “flex my verbs” and use plenty of natural imagery.


Freedom runs barefoot in a green field.

It’s hair flies behind it.

Freedom touches the sun

And breathes the cool breeze

Freedom, like water erodes barriers

And smooths a rocky cliff face

With persistence Freedom, like water

Extends arms to its oasis.

Freedom plays joyfully with destiny

And steps into it’s oceans deep.

 

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7 thoughts on “Freedom’s Actions

  1. Oh, this is superb! The first line is full of movement:
    ‘Freedom runs barefoot in a green field.
    It’s hair flies behind it’.
    I particularly love the lines:
    ‘Freedom, like water, erodes barriers
    And smooths a rocky cliff face’.
    And I have an image of my mind of freedom playing with destiny’.

    Like

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