Downward Slope Without Skis

Written for:  Go Dog Go Cafe - Tuesday Writing Prompt
(posted by Devereaux and Beth)

"Write a poem using the words, 'life, freedom, rights, regression'."

To have freedoms
in your life,
you must have
rights to those
freedoms.  When
rights that have 
been hard-won
are taken away
from you, and threats
of further limitations
are on the horizon,
you find yourself
in a regression–
*slip-slidin' away.

*Paul Simon

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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5 Responses to Downward Slope Without Skis

  1. Eugenia says:

    Well said!


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