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''Authentic Freedom''

It's not real independence if another owns the key
For she who knocks on doors needs those inside to hear her plea

It's not authentic freedom with an overseer there
For he who cannot come and go must always live in fear

It's not actual adulthood if you can't make your own choice
For she who has the final word is she who owns your voice

Autonomy's not absolute if others mind the purse
and freedom's not a thing a simple check can reimburse

And ownership is just a farce without a deed to touch
no asset's yours to save you when you find you're in a clutch

You can't say that you're in control if not behind the wheel
down any road of whim your life's direction's theirs to steal

You just can't say you're walking when those crutches stop your fall
I'd give up walking upright bound, if free I'd have to crawl

To my friend in DC,| perhaps I see things differently, it's how I've always been. But I've never chosen luxury over freedom. There always comes a day of reckoning in which the ultimate long-term value of authentic freedom exceeds the short-lived price of momentary ego-based gratification. Choose wisely in the now so that on that day, you won't find yourself in psychic regret and karmic debt.

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Walt's Life Rhyme #427
(Authentic Freedom)
© Walt F.J. Goodridge
Originally published: 12-02-2005
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