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Collective Poem by Project Write students

July 12, 2013 Posted by: Project Write students
centuries of turmoil and bloodshed
Freedom is jumping into a pool with your clothes on
freedom looks like having nothing but you holding you back
it is simply a choice that everyone has
it is the right to communicate our ideas freely
Freedom is the bald eagle Uncle Sam rides into the sunset while firing his shotgun
If you put freedom into too many words, then it is not freedom
Blank with passion
Freedom looks like the ripples on a wave
Freedom looks like the ability to wake up, go to work, enjoy myself, and pursue what makes me happy without the oppression of someone or something
Stomping out of the room
An open meadow, free from the drama of capitalism and corporate pursuits

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  1. Lois - Bloomington, IN
    July 23, 2013 at 08:01

    Freedom is working with whomever you wish to and creating something wonderful that combines your talents. Bravo on this wonderful collective poem that demonstrates the POWER of freedom!

  2. Lois - Bloomington, IN
    July 23, 2013 at 07:57

    Freedom is working with whomever you wish to and creating something wonderful that combines your talents. Bravo on this wonderful collective poem that demonstrates the POWER of freedom!

  3. Diane - Philadelphia, PA
    July 18, 2013 at 01:20

    Like the other readers, I love the poem. I too was drawn to "Freedom is jumping into a pool without your clothes on." Fun/Joy is such an important aspect of freedom!

  4. Erin - Philadelphia, PA
    July 17, 2013 at 08:58

    My favorite line: "Freedom is jumping into a pool with your clothes on." But maybe this is partly because of this heat wave my wish for a pool to jump into. I love your collaborative effort on this!

  5. Amy - Lowell, MA
    July 17, 2013 at 08:22

    My favorite line is "Freedom is jumping into a pool with your clothes on"

  6. Renee - Philadelphia, PA
    July 17, 2013 at 08:27

    Does anyone have a favorite line from the collective poem? I like: freedom looks like having nothing but you holding you back.

  7. John - Seneca falls, NY
    July 16, 2013 at 02:22

    Excellent use of images in this poem. Great work!

  8. Amy - Lowell, MA
    July 16, 2013 at 01:57

    Great use of imagery and word descriptions. I can see so much in your writing. What inspired you to write these powerful words?

  9. Roxanne - Reno, Nevada
    July 16, 2013 at 11:02

    I love the combination of all the different perspectives.

  10. Al - Aldan, PA
    July 15, 2013 at 09:18

    Excellent poem!!! I like how it points out that freedom looks different to every one. I also like that it starts with such a stark thought and ends in such an idyllic place. I think of Valley Forge and Gettysburg. Born of hardship and battle , they are now places where we seek inspiration. Good luck writers as you visit the place where some of the most inspiring words of all time were written.

  11. Catherine - Philadelphia, PA
    July 15, 2013 at 07:23

    I really liked how everyone mentioned everyday events and experiences (some funny while other symbolic). We often overlook the simple.

  12. Mrs. E. - Falls, Pennsylvania
    July 12, 2013 at 07:54

    Freedom is working as a group toward the same goal even for different reasons. Excellent poem.

 

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