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True Freedom - Poems & Quotes

Nithya Venkat enjoys writing about nature and different aspects of life in the form of poetic verses.


True freedom has many explanations; here is my poem expressing what true freedom means to me.

True freedom is,

When you stand upright,

Express, say what you feel,

And speak outright.

True freedom is,

When you stand up and fight,

Not worry even a little bit,

What other's say,

Does not matter even a bit.

True freedom is,

When you protect yourself,

Speak up when you are wronged,

And never take anything,

Lying down, without a fight.

True freedom is when,

You never let anyone hurt,

By words or by deeds,

It’s by far the worst,

To hit where it hurts.

True freedom is when,

You do what you have to do,

Say what you have to say,

Without fear and head held high,

Speaking the truth,

No matter what or why.

You have true freedom,

When you fully realize,

That you are free as a bird,

And can reach great heights,

When you stand upright,

Ready to defend and fight,

To do what is right.

freedom to do what is right

freedom to do what is right

Freedom - Rules

The rules seemed to define

How I should live my life

Remember you cannot dictate

The moments of life, my living state

You cannot take what is rightfully mine

Remember, freedom is when thoughts align

Align to do what needs to be done

The right decisions taken at the right time

Not too late for justice to be served

The righteousness of the law always preserved

Freedom Quotes

True freedom requires the rules of law and justice and a judicial system in which the rights of some are not secured by the denial of rights to others. – Jonathan Sacks

True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what is right. – Brigham Young

Independence isn’t doing your own thing; it is doing the right thing on your own.– Kim John Payne

For to be free is not to merely cast off one’s chains but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. – Nelson Mandela

Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery. – Wayne Dyer

Freedom consists not in doing what we like but in having the right to do what we ought. – Pope John Paul II

Freedom lies in being bold.–Robert Frost

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it – Voltaire

Unity of freedom has never relied on uniformity of opinion. - John F. Kennedy

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. – Mahatma Gandhi

May we think of freedom not as the right to do as we please but as the opportunity to do what is right. – Peter Marshall

We must be free not because we claim freedom but because we practice it. - William Faulkner

Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity. – Herbert Hoover

Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else - Epictetus

Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be - Daniel J. Boorstin

Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom - Albert Einstein

When we become captive to the Word of God then we discover true freedom - Alistair Begg

The more freedom we enjoy, the greater the responsibility we bear toward others as well as ourselves - Oscar Arias

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves - Abraham Lincoln

True freedom is always spiritual. It has something to do with your innermost being, which cannot be chained, handcuffed, or put into jail. - Rajneesh

© 2012 Nithya Venkat


Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on July 02, 2013:

Gypsy Rose Lee thank you and yes we have to believe to achieve true freedom.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on July 01, 2013:

We must always look out for ourselves and in what we believe to achieve true freedom. Love the video.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 02, 2012:

onlooker thank you for stopping by and your words of appreciation.

onlooker on June 02, 2012:

Freedom has arrived when you get to exercise your opinions and be heard. It is said, Stand to be seen, speak up to be heard. I agree with you Nithya, Thank you.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 31, 2012:

shampa sadhya thank you for your appreciation and vote.

Shampa Sadhya from NEW DELHI, INDIA on May 31, 2012:

Voted up and awesome!

Your choice of words in this poem is as appropriate as the thought of freedom. Excellently presented. Loved it.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 30, 2012:

Daisy Mariposa thank you for reading and leaving a thoughtful comment.

Daisy Mariposa from Orange County (Southern California) on May 30, 2012:


Thank you for publishing this poem.

Freedom is very precious. It's worth fighting for.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 29, 2012:

Debbie thank you. Am so happy that you shared my poem on facebook!!! Thank you for your appreciation, am on top of the world!!

unknown spy thank you for your votes and appreciation.

katyzzz what you say is so very true, thank you.

katyzzz from Sydney, Australia on May 29, 2012:

Great theme and one so little put in practice by so few

Life Under Construction from Neverland on May 28, 2012:

Voted up and all. Your poem about freedom is wonderful.

Deborah Brooks Langford from Brownsville,TX on May 28, 2012:

I love ABBA.. and I love your poem yes we have to stand up for what's right.. that's freedom..

sharing on Facebook


Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 27, 2012:

Movie Master thank you for your appreciation and votes.

Movie Master from United Kingdom on May 27, 2012:

A wonderful poem Vellur and well chosen music.

Voting up.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 26, 2012:

Hubert Williams thank you, this song is one of my favorite too.

Hubert Williams on May 26, 2012:

Well said Nithya, I agree. One of my favorite songs by ABBA.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 26, 2012:

Audrey Howitt thank you, it is definitely worth as you say.

Rahul0324 yes true freedom comes with a heavy price.

Jessee R from Gurgaon, India on May 26, 2012:

True freedom comes with the price of loyalty and patriotism...

Sadly.. not much of that prevails in most nations..

Great poem :)

Audrey Howitt from California on May 26, 2012:

Freedom is a costly thing, but so worth the cost paid-great piece--

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 26, 2012:

teaches12345 yes, it is worthwhile standing up for our rights, though it may cost us dearly.

Perspycacious thank you for stopping by and an enlighteneing and insightful comment.

Jackie thank you for your appreciation, Abba is definitely an icing.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on May 25, 2012:

A great reminder and abba for icing on the cake!

Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on May 25, 2012:

We celebrate our heroes every Memorial Day the last Monday of May in America, and many of us also remember (especially on Memoral Day) what our ancestors have meant in our own lives and the life of America and elsewhere. I look forward to following your writing.

Dianna Mendez on May 25, 2012:

Freedom costs us but it is so worth standing up for your rights! Great poem and one with great value, and inspiration.

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