Freedom’s call

Flags can change and martyrs die
and though fortresses may withstand time
home is never quite the same
once you’ve left it
this life comes without guarantees;
we can crumble just
as easily as our dreams.

So let’s embrace this moment
this now
come with me to where the night meets the dawn.

Because the wine will never again
taste so sweet
and the rain will never be as soft
because we only have today
forget tomorrow and let the rest of the world turn on
turn around
turn around.

So let’s embrace this moment
this now
come with me to where the night meets the dawn.

Day 25 of NaPoWriMo suggested beginning with a line from another poem. I chose a line from the song, Subversives.

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4 thoughts on “Freedom’s call

    • Thank you! I discovered the difficulty of starting with a line to a song you know very well – the rest of the song gets in the way of the writing. Not sure if that’s why this is also song-like but glad you think it worked. And I was kind of partial to those lines, too 🙂

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