Be Free…VLOG

BE FREE

May I live
Unafraid to breathe
Free from a choke-hold
That becomes a stronghold
May I live
Unafraid to live
Clinging to my expectations
With feral desperation

May I share space
Unafraid of being encased
Free from condemnation of race
That becomes a strong base
Purple, White, Olive, Black and every hue within
May I share space
Knowing that we are first a human race
…And all blood are red in this place.

May I speak of belief
Unafraid and in relief
Free from contentious eyes of disbelief
That becomes thresholds of grief
May I wear my mask of belief
Understanding that to achieve
Peace would be a welcome reprieve
…Which we must seek to retrieve.

May I love you
Unafraid to be bound to you
Free from censors of broken whispers
That becomes harbingers of cold shivers
May I love freely my love
Unafraid to expose my naked bust
Knowing that in you lies my trust
Encased in the warm embrace of your love.

Β© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

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41 thoughts on “Be Free…VLOG

  1. Jacqueline, can I suppose you’re not white? I’m shocked, not really, but you are a wonderful human being and I thank you for sharing your posts with us. I’m white but not privileged and definitely not going to judge anyone based on external differences. I’m so happy at the moment (you have helped in that). For all the wonderful people I have met on word press I am grateful as they ease my pain. I’m not sure whether my family would approve or not, but I really don’t care, after all the black sheep of the family never gains approval from family. Once again, Jacqueline, thank you for being such a good friend and a wonderful person πŸ’‹πŸ’žπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„πŸ˜€

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  2. Superb reading Jacquie – a lovely podcast for Sunday. I found dance … would make a great topic for a Leapster post πŸ™‚ I’ll pingback to your post here and I #blogdare you to write a Leap Day post and pingback either to my challenge post (*for me-to-do-soon – you have up to four years πŸ˜‰ or to my Leap Year guestbook (available now) at The Wishing Well, with an all new theme (again!). Challenge your readers too if you like. I am preparing to post for your Echoes… this Thursday too, hopefully πŸ™‚ Happy Leap Day to you and your readers for 29th and Happy Leap Year 2016!

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  4. It’s always a pleasure, Jackie. I use to listen to hardcore music growing up…not sure why I was allowed to…but having kids changed my taste in music. I can’t stand that crap now and don’t understand why so many parents are comfortable allowing their kids to indulge in that adult content. Anyway…excellent work Jackie!!

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  6. Another great message from the beautiful and wise Jacqueline! Oh I’ve missed you so much! Now that I’m back in the community, reading and galavanting with my peers, I was delighted to have so much to embrace in your words. I just have to share this! I know a few people that could really use this poem. Even myself really.
    Anyway, excellent job! Thanks for sharing! Much love ❀

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I love it when you decorate my heart with your words..

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