Let us all rejoice.

Let us all break free

From the chains that hold us.

Let us not let others

Tell us what we can and can’t do.

Let us not let religion or politics

Stand in the way.

Let us not let old, crotchety, white men

Tell us how we can spend

The rest of our days.

Let us love who we want to love,

Go where we want to go,

Say what we want to say,

Worship who we want to worship,

Be who we want to be.

There is too much constraint.

There are too many rules.

There are too many eyes

Spying on us from cracks in the walls.

There are too many guns

Pointed at us in the face.

We want to free.

We want to live our lives

How we want to live.


Set us free,

In the name of God,

In the name of our forefathers,

In the name of freedom riders,

In the name of Ghandi,

In the name of Martin,

And Malcolm,

And John Lennon,

And John F. Kennedy,

And Robert Kennedy,

And all the others that have died,

Do what is right,

Do what is right.

Author: Gordon S. Bowman III

Writer, Visual Artist, Blogger, Advocate

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