Chosen Freedom

A Poem By Hannah W. // 4/17/2009

It shimmers ahead
in the midafternoon light
and the warmth and the sky and the sun
and the grass's finally green again
but the trees are still bare--
It shimmers, distant, but there.

Feet on the pedals,
three fingers on brake,
and already there's breeze and the catch
of warm breath in throat, and push off
and wobble a bit as it starts--
then gliding, and blurry and sharp.

It comes closer in sight,
past the pink-blossomed tree
and then nearly there, but still not
quite reached it yet, and the wind
picks up and courses right through--
and then there, and the distant now true.

Not a great sea, nor ship
but a bike and the wind
is a feeling of flying and fast
and today a lesson is learned, and truth
of wishing is uncovered and loose--
we always have the freedoms we choose.


Fantastic, as usual =) -Erin

Fantastic, as usual =)

-Erin (One who obsessively watches American Idol).....(Love you Adam!).....(Allison and Danny are cool too).....READ THE QUOTE, IT'S AWESOME! Lol....

"I'm like your boy next door who decided that he wanted to be a rebel one day. So.. I'm a nice rebel." -Adam Lambert

Erin | Fri, 04/17/2009

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

Well done!!

I like the way this poem flows! The descriptions are lovely!

"Out of doubt, out of dark to the day's rising,
I came singing in the sun, sword unsheathing.
To hope's end I rode and to heart's breaking:
Now for wrath, now for ruin and a red nightfall!"
~Return of the King

Elizabeth | Fri, 04/17/2009


The Holy Spirit is the quiet guest of our soul." -St. Augustine

This poem describes

This poem describes beautifully the thrill of riding a bicycle for the first time. Bravo!
"I wish I could fly, like dandelion seeds
Following currents, floating in the wind
Leaving behind the old and tormented
Seeking a place to start anew
I wish I could fly like dandelion seeds..."

Sarah | Fri, 04/17/2009

"Sometimes even to live is courage."

Blogging away!

"It shimmers, distant, but

"It shimmers, distant, but there."

I need to find a new synonym for "lovely". How about "alluring, attractive, charming, exquisite"?

I'm lost. I've gone to look for myself. If I should return before I get back, please tell me to wait.

Anna | Sat, 04/18/2009

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

Bike riding! of my very favorite things to do:P I think I may go do that right now!!!
"Yes, words are useless! Gobble-gobble-gobble-gobble-gobble! Too much of it, darling, too much! That is why I show you my work! That is why you are here!" --Edna Mode (the Incredibles)

Ariel | Sat, 04/18/2009

"To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it." -- Herman Melville

I love this, Hannah!! It

I love this, Hannah!! It flows so nicely. Really well done. :)
"Sing as if no one is listening;
Dance like no one is watching;
Live as if you will die tomorrow;
Love like it will never hurt."
-Old Irish Saying

Clare Marie | Sun, 04/19/2009

"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]


beautiful, just beautiful.
"...this is my tale, and it is ended. Good-bye." Pippin

Bernadette | Mon, 04/20/2009