With our freedoms come responsibilities,
Ones held dearly by many, however we speak;
Yet in holding too tight to our fears and hate
We can easily transcend toward unknown harm;
And in that journey, towards those we would not be,
Lies harm and yet all of our hope of seeing truthfully.

No political politeness, and jostling, leads
Unless it comes from a deep place of respect;
When a coming together of ideas, in shared action,
Moves us forward we all gain in the joy-filled act;
Yet when all respect is lost, in ideologies inadequacy,
There is a greater harm, a hopelessness without truth.

So take these freedoms, fraught with passion,
And accept with humility and humanity all who speak;
Take their words and lives and weigh up their needs,
Which transcend the selfishness of ideologies dogma,
And within your heart find their loving heart which is
The motive for all passion: love being our shared truth.

Then in your actions take courage, live in truth.
In that moment, seeing beyond your own needs be
Forever faithful to the ones with full belief in freedom.
Seize the moment and with our shared loving truth
Make this time, in our destiny, a moment when we say:
In love find each others truth: then we are again free.

David Scanlon – England – (1963 - )

Scanlon. D (2018) Timeless Truths. The Foolish Poet Press, Wilmslow, England. IN FREEDOM RELEASE TRUTH. Page Number 999.

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