15 July 2007

The Freedom You Gave To Me

You gave me my freedom by asking
me think for myself; I am not bound
by your ideologies – nor constrained

for the want of a reason. Choices that
I entertain are tangible and real, true
choice not preordained alternatives

contrived just to mollify me. The way
you said it haunts me, would I bend
to the rites of treason? Could I find a

frisson of reason willing? I am sure I
can try but my mind glides beyond an
act of betrayal. My allegiance is and

remains firm, I am a true believer
beholden to no man or anything
but the freedom you gave to me.
© 3 July 2007, I.D. Carswell