"Before the throne of Freedom, the trees rejoice with the frolicsome breeze and enjoy the rays of the sun and the beams of the moon. Through the ears of Freedom these birds whisper and around Freedom they flutter to the music of the brooks. Throughout the sky of Freedom these flowers breathe their fragrance and before Freedom's eyes they smile when dawn comes.
"Everything on earth lives according to the law of nature, and from that law emerges the glory a nd joy of liberty; but man is denied this fortune, because he set for the God-given soul a limited and earthly law of his own. He made for himself strict rules. Man built a narrow and painful prison in which he secluded his affections and desires. He dug out a deep grave in which he buried his heart and its purpose. If an individual, through the dictates of his soul, declares his withdrawl from society and violates the law, his fellowmen will say he is a rebel worthy of exile, or an infamous creature worthy only of execution. Will man remain a slave of self-confinement until the end of the world? Or will he be freed by the passing of time and live in the Spirit for the Spirit? Will man insist upon staring downward and backward at the earth? Or will he turn his eyes toward the sun so he will not see the shadow of his body amongst the skulls and thorns?" Kahlil Gibran - The Treasured Writings of Kahlil Gibran
What has been written here are my thoughts and emotions exactly...Everything around us is liberated except for man...Laws , government, and religion have taken away the natural laws of life that are portrayed in our animal and plant friends. Very good write and it couldnt flow any better.
i agree. it has a very good flow and i think that you described it well. the way we bind ourselves. the way we live in fear and are bound by other men. what a world. i strongly agree that we should look unto the sun.. to the light more specifically... and not focus on the shadows of this world. for this world has nothing to offer us. nothing at all.
yes yer rite bout that. and Kahlil Gibran is rite too. i like it cause i think on the same lines and i dont know why ppl want too put them selves in a box but they do. meby it makes them feel safer or meby some one powerful in the past needed to do that too make them self feel safe. but for watever the reason i ges it's wat we got and were stuck wit hit cause there isn't much elce is there? any way i better stop babbeling on and on and tell you wat i noticed in the 7th line of this you put a space in the *and* rite now it reads *a nd* thats a bit distracting. great job though i love this! keep on the keepin' on, Mheracai.