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TO BE FREE (a poem by Maxwell Onyemaechi Opia-Enwemuche)

I am a bird
Who believes in freedom
To float anywhere I so much desire.
I’ve neither home nor bed,
But I live my life at random
Until I meet that fire
When I stop living & breathing.
 
 I am bird
Who believes in freedom,
But I’m haunted every day.
My life is an adventure
With horrible tales as landmarks
For my scars tells my story
& my happiness dampens my grief.
 
 I am a bird
Who believes in freedom –
I have lost so many friends,
But my courage keeps me going.
I know many have passed this route
Speaking of protest & fighting.
All I know & fight for is to be free
& freedom is the only song I desire to sing. 
I am bird who believes in freedom, but I’m haunted every day. My life is an adventure with horrible tales as landmarks for my scars tells my story & my happiness dampens my grief.
FREEDOM by Stanley Egeonu

Author: Maxwell Onyemaechi Opia-Enwemuche

Opia-Enwemuche Maxwell Onyemaechi is a master storyteller, a poet and a novelist who loves adventure, culture and uphold God. His poem, The gods are Angry was listed in the anthology, Footmarks: Poems on One Hundred Years of Nigeria’s Nationhood. His poems was also listed in the Anthology, Libations for Nigeria. He has written a full-length novel, The Oracle of Isieke which is available on Okadabooks through the link. http://okadabooks.com/book/about/the_oracle_of_isieke/13500 . He is a recipient of the maiden edition prize of Festival Poetry Calabar held annually in Calabar. He is currently working on a collection of stories. Catch a glimpse of his poetry, short stories and opinion on https://maxxzymusdapoetblog.wordpresss.com

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