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Freedom (poem)

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Skylar Whalen

My first words

I’m free

Oh my goodness

I’m finally free

 

When you become trapped 

Freedom becomes a forgotten 

Memory

 

Your tongue 

Forgets how it tastes

 

Your shoulders feel lighter 

When the chains are gone

Your body becomes 

Your own again

And not 

A currency

 

Now it’s time to pick up the 

Broken pieces of yourself

Scattered across the floor

And teach your heart that 

You are worthy

 

Teach your lips to say no

Because you matter and

Your boundaries matter

 

Boundaries and comfort

Are not to be 

Traded or compromised

 

Your worth, freedom, and purity 

Are not to be a commerce for 

Appreciation or 

Acceptance or

Love

 

Real love

Won’t build a cage 

Or chain your wings

 

Real love flies 

Alongside you

As you both scale 

The mountain

Together

 

And you will be

So

Free

 

But don’t forget to

Forgive

Or that chain will 

Keep you tethered

And you won’t even 

Make it 

Off the ground.



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Skylar Whalen
Skylar Whalen, Editor-in-Chief

Skylar Whalen is a senior. She is this year's editor-in-chief. Skylar enjoys painting, singing, and playing softball. She is a huge animal lover and works with dogs outside of school. Skylar plays competitive softball and hopes to play in college. She is excited to help other writers succeed and grow. Skylar can’t wait to work with new people and produce engaging stories for the community around her. She also enjoys having the excuse to write about herself in third person and make her seem interesting.

   
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