Freedom

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What is like to be free?

To have a soul that belonged to none and everyone

To be anything and everything that one wants to be

Where it is that one can find the meaning of being free?

To have the shades black and white

And yet possess the lure of a rainbow

To play against a grey background

And still be an artist to whom colors mean all

To paint on a canvas over and over again

And with every stroke the colors burst

To be dashed and scattered like twinkling stars in a night sky

But yet be as intact as a moon in a silvery night

To be burning as the flame on the sun

And soar as high as an eagle against an emerald sky

To rid the existence of every onus possible

What does being free really mean?

Is it living or learning? Or to live within it and learn

To be a white dove in the war between minds

Or be a warrior on a never ending journey through time

Am I free or do I appear to be?

Am I betraying others or deceiving me?

Caught in the mental war or am I to flee?

To look at things in the light or to look in the darkness

Does shade really matter s when it comes to being free?

To have everything and lose it all

To belong to none who belongs to everyone

To be both bedazzled and dizzied by the concept

Is this what being free is like?

Am I a slave or am I free?

The idea of freedom being so vague and vivid to me

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About Bano

I’m trying to find a better introduction but since, I can’t? Hi! I’m Sheher Bano Zafar and I write. I write not because there lies aspiration to be a writer someday but because, it keeps me sane. I love the color silver, black and grey. I also realize that they fall under the same color tone. Whatever, I write is a result of my 3 a.m blues or insomniac depressive tendencies. I can’t write during the day. I’m addicted to caffeine and well, anything and everything (if I like it). Also, I suck at conversations. I bite my nails. Most of the time I’m clueless about the world around me. I love politics and youth activism. People tell me that art and politics don’t belong in the same mind, but I’m passionate about both. One day I might be drawing on a canvas or writing a story and the very next day I will be heading off to attend a summit on the role of youth at the United Nations. I have multiple people trapped in the same body. Each side does try to express itself, in minimal ways if not fully. I’m currently going through a rough patch in life. I guess, I’m adjusting to the world through multiple perceptions. I absolutely love talking to myself because an expert opinion is always required. Most of the time, I just play scenarios in my mind that would never happen. I’m very contradictory in my thought process and actions but it is okay, people get to be what they want to be as long as no other soul is hurt. Peace out!

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