Finding Freedom [sonnet]

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You said that you always feel safe with me;
I wish that I could feel the same with you.
Of course we want each other to be free;
but what of all the crazy things you do?

For freedom in relationship to work,
it needs a firm foundation based on trust.
“Freedom to” is often the road to hurt;
but “freedom from” will keep us free from dust.

The greatest joy is spontaneity
if in each other’s arms our safety reigns.
But not if unpredictability
disguised as freedom puts us both in chains.

Two souls in freedom should grow closer still;
but not to taste unsafety’s bitter pill.


© 2011, Alan Morrison

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