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The Path to Freedom (Inspired by a Morning Dream)


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Walking through gray halls

My daughter and I look for a way out

Not yet frantic.

“There goes your old boss,” she says.

“He just went around that corner.”

“He must be presenting at the workshop,” I reply.

I coulda been a presenter.

But I wanted freedom.


Up ahead are steel doors.

We push through to the sunlight,

Take a left turn, and climb up out of concrete walls.

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We can walk on the pavement and risk traffic

OrΒ  walk on the path beside the road

Leading to narrow ledges

Beside dark pools with lily pads.

That wouldn’t be so hard,

knowing we’re good swimmers

In case we fall off.

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So we choose the narrow path

Leading us along mountain overlooks

With steep drop offs – scary but beautiful.

We long for the mountains, my daughter and I.

There’s fence to keep us from falling over the edge.

But what if the fence ends?


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(I’ve been fantasizing about a mountain home. Yet I don’t want to have to drive on twisty, steep roads.Β  Freedom often asks for a certain amount of courage.Β  Adventure calls!)


Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

21 thoughts on “The Path to Freedom (Inspired by a Morning Dream)

  1. It is a blessing to hear the call of the mountains. I appreciate your choice to take the narrow road. Many blessings to you.

  2. I be hesitant too since I am very afraid of steep and curving roads. But perhaps you can find a “tall hill and call that a mountain/. Sure would be safer.-I think!

  3. Isn’t that the truth, JoAnna? ‘Freedom often asks for a certain amount of courage!’
    I know you to be a woman of great strength who has faced her life head on…I’ve no doubt that you will rise to the task.
    I love this poem with accompanying photos. Hope you are well, friend!

    • Thank you for this encouragement, Lorrie. We can rise to whatever tasks we choose when the time is right. Thinking of you and sending hugs. ❀

  4. Beautiful poem JoAnna, Freedom certainly asks for courage. To overcome our own fears and to do
    something unknown and new.


  5. Beautiful words, and I think its time for us all to listen to our inner promptings JoAnna… and let our fears subside… Freedom is what we are all of us seeking in one form or another.. LOVE and Light ❀

  6. I am also fascinated by the idea of a mountain home, if you get one; please do invite me πŸ˜€ Hugs πŸ™‚

  7. πŸ¦‹ Beautiful Words. Wonderful post.

  8. I am never dreaming of a mountain, but I appreciate them — and hope you get yours πŸ™‚
    The writing here was beautiful, I loved the emotions coming and going as I read.

    • Thanks, Joey. I’m glad you felt that way about the emotions and the writing. Your affirmation means a lot. Especially on this one which is dear to my heart. πŸ™‚

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