Sunday, 17 April 2016

What is Freedom?

By Bas Melech: For the teenagers in the same place as me

by GYE Member (See all authors)

My struggle for freedom goes like this,

My fight with Internet was not a bliss.

Having a lack of direction too,

A day without Internet I could not do.

But one day I was listening online,

Till I heard this amazing line.

THE DEFINITION OF FREEDOM IS THE ABILITY TO SAY NO.

Suddenly it all clicked into place,

I soon realised I really was enslaved.

Freedom was not what I thought,

A 'no restriction policy,' which I was taught.

My first major change came 2 years ago,

Only one day I told myself so.

Till it became two

Then four

Slowly but surely more and more…

For nearly a year I did it hard and well,

Even though I forget to mention the times I fell.

Time has passed and as I reach my destination,

One thing I learnt during this duration.

That only when I broke free,

Did I learn what was really happy.