BOUND FREEDOM by Mofifunoluwa Aje (@rossymorph)

 

 

Freedom without progress
Liberty without achievement
Free on the surface, bound in the mind
Radiant faces, shallow thinking
Surrounded with wealth yet poor
Talents lie fallow, still, searching for whom to do what
Spinning in tangibility yet looking for irrelevances
Diamond folded at hand, but passionately searching for decayed wood
Opportunities fly around but seriously blind to it
Free, yet can’t stand
Freedom, no productivity
Freedom yet still bound

 

The writer is on twitter as @rossymorph

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. AJEdinho
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 15:46:32

    Nice one

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  3. morakinyo
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 18:22:46

    Prolific write up Jesunifemi…

    Reply

  4. Dr Yemi Aje
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 19:27:41

    D poem is a msg 4 now.So crucial to our progress.How i wish Africans would read&imbibe d msg therein 4a better Africa.

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  5. rossymorph
    Oct 01, 2013 @ 10:22:11

    Dr Aje, that is very true. I’m waiting for that beautiful day that Nigeria will be totally free, not only by mouthn but in actions and achievement.

    Reply

  6. dolphineyes
    Oct 05, 2013 @ 09:24:52

    Very concise and direct poem. The subject matter is clear and strong. And each line is got a similar rhyme. Thank you.

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  7. dolphineyes
    Oct 08, 2013 @ 22:13:28

    Irony! U captured the irony that is this country. May greed not bring us to our ruin. Well done.

    Reply

  8. Bukola
    Oct 14, 2013 @ 14:18:55

    Thank God for Ojoniyi o; you remember when he was teaching on the sublime wey we no understand? Good poem sisi

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  9. rossymorph
    Oct 15, 2013 @ 08:14:31

    Bukola, abi ooo, so true “sublime.” Thanks dearie.

    Reply

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