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Primitive Freedom

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Insanity
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0 posted 06-30-99 10:54 PM       View Profile for Insanity   Email Insanity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Insanity

If freedom was an animal, would it be a fish?
To swim freely in the ocean,
but to look up in the sky it'll never touch,
and see an eagle,
soaring through the skies and resting on trees,
Envying the Cheetah for racing the lands,
And the cheetah, does it turn green when the moles it chase, escape underground?
Animals... Different freedoms, Different wants?

Humans...
Are we worse?
We drive cars, we fly airplanes,
we float submarines and operate Diggers.
Are we the most free then?
No...
I'd rather be an eagle, flying without dependance on four engines,
or a fish, breathing easily without carrying a tank...
A mole who never fears the drill shaft broken,
or a tireless cheetah never in need of gas or tires...
Is civilization freedom?
And I should laugh at myself,
Not even imagination...
can be much traversed by man without machine,
For he needs a computer...
to type it up, to publish it,
or to post it on www.netpoets.com...

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Life is a struggle for humans to make more foolproof stuff, and for the universe to make more complete fools. I'm here, so the Universe won!

-*Insanity*-


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Nan
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1 posted 07-01-99 06:48 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Ah - the insanity of the "rat race"
Some good points here for sure...
Poet deVine
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What animal is truly free? Including the human animal? What is freedom really?
Nan
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Insanity
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4 posted 07-03-99 01:53 AM       View Profile for Insanity   Email Insanity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Insanity

What is freedom?
To do what you wish?
Does the eagle wish to swim?
Do Fish wish to fly?
We'll never know...
They seem content to me.
Do humans wish to be idiots?
I don't think so but it looks like it...

-Absolut Insanity.
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Absolut insanity might be your type of freedom... and bravo for the last poem.

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Let's hear it one more time
For Independence Day

 
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