Freedom to BE


To choose different

and dress different.

To make mistakes,

acknowledge them, and learn to be better.

Freedom to change what is wrong in oneself and freedom to grow.

Freedom to BE.

This poem without rhyme is quite different from my usual style of writing. I decided to write on what freedom means to me. It’s a spur-of-the-moment write, also something unusual for me, because I take time with writing. So please forgive me if there are many ideas that I have missed.

Freedom is the right to express my opinion

that’s tied to a duty to have respect for your feelings.

Freedom is the quiet that sings through the noise

and the happiness I feel when I hear your voice.

from ‘Freedom’ a poem I wrote to celebrate 20 years of marriage at my first blogging platform. Link here.

I’d like to talk about the personal aspects of freedom and am interested in your thoughts on this aspect of freedom only. Any comments that relate to spheres outside personal freedom will be deleted because I’d like this post to make all of you, my readers, think on what freedom means to you personally.

All systems that we create for ourselves – within the home, within society, and even within our county, flow from our perception of what personal freedom means to us.

Published by Anitaelise

Anitaelise teaches piano lessons at Anitaelise Piano Studio and writes poetry and essays at The Relaxed Housekeeper. The blogs - and are written and owned by her and published in accordance with the copyright notice at the footer of each blog.

2 thoughts on “Freedom to BE

  1. Personal freedom for me is the ability to choose. I have the freedom of choice – in what to wear, eat, go, do… but more than that I have the choice to put others first OR to put myself first without guilt.

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    1. Yes, that too. Thanks for adding that – freedom of choice to prioritize others or ourselves is so important. And with no guilt or criticism. That’s a freedom quite a few have trouble with.


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