Born into a world full

of complex conditions,

an ever changing tangled web

of confusing contradictions.


To live; to thrive;

to barely survive

oppressive commands

from the central hive.


When the ashes settle;

when no chill breezes blow,

only then can we discover

our part in their one-sided show.


In this game of life;

this passionate play,

what sorrowful words

we must softly say.


Too young to have lived

and yet too old to die,

too innocent to deceive

with their insidious lies.


Gazing out from eyes

as blue as the sea,

feel your heart beating;

to want to be free.


Imbibe a world of wonder

and be at one with it all,

through winter and spring,

through summer and fall.


Free your spirit from

imposed restrictions,

be at peace with The Mother

and defy all divisions.


Feel her filling your soul

with love beyond measure;

the ecstasy of life

and ultimate pleasure.


Feel her tender grace

on your silken skin

as her gentle breeze blows

from without and within.


Stand atop the crest of a hill,

spread your wings; you can fly.

Loose you soul, let it soar free

to roam the lands they deny.


The limits of the mind are

the boundaries we were taught;

barriers to destroy

with a scornful retort.


Tear down the tall fences

they imposed on the child,

live your life to the full,

let your freedom run wild.


Free your mind and

unleash your desire

as potential unfurls

flying higher and higher.



Written by Darren Scanlon, 25th July 2014.

Revised 20th April 2015.

©2015 Darren Scanlon. All rights reserved.


17 Comments Add yours

  1. ohiocook says:

    Thank you for following my blog!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. You’re welcome and thank you!


  2. zirah1 says:

    I must admit this is more “my type” than the poem on Loneliness. It resonates with my soul.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Glad you liked it. I have a very wide ranging portfolio of poems with subjects and moods to suit most people.


  3. This is so beautiful. Thank you so much for ‘showing up.’

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Anonymous says:

    I love your words. Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. inavukic says:

    A wonderfully strong take on breaking free to be oneself, ones own …

    Liked by 1 person

  6. melindajabersold says:

    Once again, very heartfelt.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much, Melinda.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. melindajabersold says:

        You’re welcome. May I ask you how you were able to link wordpress with linkedin? I have tried, but with no avail. Thanks!


      2. On you wordpress post, click the twitter share link and it will bring up a window with an link/address. copy this link (select all of it and copy) then exit wordpress and go into linkedin. Start a post and paste the address into the text box. Let me know if you manage it.

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      3. melindajabersold says:

        Thanks, it worked!

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  7. rory16840 says:

    Enjoyed this poem very much ! Thank you for sharing

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Glad you enjoyed it.


  8. georgiakevin says:

    I very much enjoyed reading your well written poem!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thankyou Georgi.

      Liked by 1 person

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