Quest for Freedom
The following is a poem by an anonymous author from Myanmar, speaking to the struggle for freedom in Burma, published in the Insight Myanmar blog. Please visit Better Burma/Insight Myanmar to learn more about the current struggle for freedom and democracy in Burma, and hear the voices of people living out this revolution.
There is no greater freedom
Than the liberation of the mind
From the chains of thought and worry
That keep us bound and blind.
To be free of our mental prisons Is to find true inner peace
And to know the joy of living In the present moment, free.
But there is another kind of freedom
That’s just as important, too
It’s the freedom to live and be
Without fear or oppression
To have the right to speak and act
Without being silenced or put down
This is the kind of freedom
That the people of Myanmar are fighting for today.
It’s a long and difficult road
To political freedom and democracy
But the people of Myanmar are walking it
With courage and hope in their hearts.
one day, their dreams will be realized
And they’ll be able to live in peace
With the knowledge that they’re free
At last, free at last.