So my inner voice has been talking to me quite a bit-here’s another dialogue that we had when I felt (unreasonably) tied down to daily life…
To this tyrannical life I am chained,
I lamented one day in a voice pained-
Caught in the endless web of life’s daily woes
Between home and work, I find myself in throes
Of an insipid life where freedom there is none
To laze around, travel, or in a meadow run
Like clockwork my life works on a schedule
Within constraints, following too many rules
I live in a free country, laws cannot stop me
From doing what I want, then why can’t I break free?
Take a vacation spontaneous, go out on a limb
Leave the chaos of daily life on a whim..
But myriad little details come in my way
Responsibilities I need to fulfil each day
I think this is unfair, life keeps me chained-
Frustrated, this is how I complained and complained..
When I was done wallowing in self-pity
My inner voice decided to challenge me-
Do you know your extent of freedom
Might almost appear vulgar to some?
You are fortunate to inhabit the land of the free
Your education and career give you discretionary
Income and power to choose quite freely-
You want the freedom to break free, really?
If you broke free from the life that you lead
How do you propose your desires you’d feed?
For absolute freedom is a concept absurd,
Chained to the sky is every “free” bird
There is a fine line between escape and freedom-
You probably feel the urge to escape the humdrum
Of daily life once in a while-do not confuse
It with lack of freedom, you have the freedom to choose
How you want to live life each day recognizing
That sometimes events in your life might be agonizing
You still have the ability to live with gratitude
You have the freedom to choose your attitude..