To be utterly free
Is to remove oneself from the shackles of societal expectations.
We are bound to them by birth
To the fallicious ideologies set forth by others.
Our world revovles around the fast pace concrete jungle
Where we forget to appreciate life’s blessings
Where our focus on achieving and possessing outweighs all.
From the beginning we are shaped and molded to want beyond need.
Our greed imprisons us to become slaves of it’s desires
To achieve success till no end.
You can never want too much
Nor have too little.
What happened to being satiated when our needs are met
Why must we pursue to endless measure?
When contemplating what defines an individual
Do we think not of what he stands for
How he carries himself
Even how he treats others?
Somehow along the way we lost sight of that.
What is on and under the man
Became far greater that what’s in him.
Public opinion has become sovereign law
Governing the standards of how we see ourselves
Reigning over our own personal bliss
Who am I to judge thy neighbor
Is happiness and success not in the eye of the beholder.
We are all guilty of being superficial and conforming
We let jealousy and greed dictate our lives.
Our possessions end up owning us
Our insatiable craving fro more consumes us.
I live in a land of freedom
Without truly knowing what it is to be free.
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