My First Handsel

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You tear me away from myself

Leaving me like a kite without a line

Floating in the wind, gently gliding along

The unbridled slippery paths of fate

I am free today, linked to nothing

More than my empty self, a shell

With patterns of an earthly graveyard

With patterns of its piercing silence

That echoes my voice back to me

Unchanged from the first thought

That brought it forth, a creation

Of my inner strength and will and fire

An angelic creation of my saintly purity

That leave my demons doubly polluted

By their dissident unsalted desires

That leads me back through Eden’s garden

To the double-edged flaming sword

Guarding the tree of life,

But not my freewill

“My freedom is mine”

“mine alone”

I say to myself,

When you tear me away from myself.

© 2019 Olutomi Akinsanya

6 thoughts on “My First Handsel

  1. Read this several times over trying to soak in everything it has to offer. Beautifully written. 🙂

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    1. Thanks Sonia…It just happened to come that way. The first thing we were given was freedom. But it doesn’t look that way anymore…too many people playing God and judging and even God that will judge left us with conscience but activated our freewill. And for those who are atheists, well, they are free from the burden of guilt originating from religion but not conscience.

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      1. … originating from the premise that freedom is a gift

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  2. A powerful poetic insight. I believe this quote will fit into the term Freedom.

    A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. ~ Jim Morrison

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