A Day Without Freedom
by Bob Boucher
A day without freedom?
Ask Rodney King.
Five years without freedom?
Ask John McCain.
Twenty-seven years without freedom?
Ask Nelson Mandela.
Let not those iron bars imprison your soul.
Let them have your rags and bones
but keep your mind your very own.
A body crucified with thorn and nail
a mind imprisoned yet soul set free
yields not one inch to tyranny.
Freedom is a blessing to be