Are We Free?

Are We Free?

Take me walking in the fields where the tanks no longer roar.
Let me stroll along the sands at the sunny sea shore.
Take me where the cannons rusted shut and there ain’t wars,
where the soldiers are retired from their duties into peace,
and the weapons they’re building no longer increase.

Silence the sirens of these murderous nights
where no one bends because they got to be right.
I’m a dove and not a fighter, and that is the only side,
but when I see any injustice, my anger, I can’t hide.
It only fuels the fire that is burning me alive.
We are only truly free when everyone can thrive.

You lob at me your insults fed from the television.
Do you think for yourself with the brain that you were given?
My faith teaches me about peace, justice, and love,
how to give, and how to live like the angels up above.
but somehow I wonder if we’re reading the same book,
if when you see a different face, you give a dirty look.

D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of five full length poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She also released her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents.
Lang won Best of Show in Poetry in 2015, and Reserve Best of Show in 2016 at the Solano County Fair. Lang performs at poetry open mics around the Bay Area, including regularly at the Hub as a part of Poetry by the Bay, and was also a featured act at the inaugural Vallejo Man March.

Author: D.L. Lang

D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of five full length poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She also released her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents. Lang won Best of Show in Poetry in 2015, and Reserve Best of Show in 2016 at the Solano County Fair. Lang performs at poetry open mics around the Bay Area, including regularly at the Hub as a part of Poetry by the Bay, and was also a featured act at the inaugural Vallejo Man March.