Choice and Will
We have ‘a’ freedom
But no independence.
A freedom to a choice
To do what thou wilt …
And a freedom to do
What is required of Us.
Of course, the gaiety of doing
What one wilts builds nothing.
Just rides the inclining wave of far-gone ritual.
Handed down subtly like baby food.
Ultimately basking in sin.
Savage culture. Contrary to Our own.
Willing one’s self to do what’s required of him
Is against the tide.
But those who endure shall keep afloat.
Standing out woefully to the nay-sayers
Though respect for your strength is in their heart.
Standing stronger than their desire
To discipline themselves.
Breeds envy and love
But you cypher between!
And guard against…
When an individual will himself from the destructive
Duty this world widely imposes on us,
Then he has earned his independence.
To truly be himself.