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Long walk to freedom

Out on the common
common as dirt
a man is howling
howling in the dirt

     Long walk to freedom
     from pain and insanity
     come back tomorrow
     tomorrow humanity

He howls to release
the anger and pain
the numb cry echoes
he screams to release pain

     Long walk to freedom
     from pain and insanity
     come back tomorrow
     tomorrow humanity

The wounded beast
breaking on the ground
with slings of adversity
he howls out aloud

     Long walk to freedom
     from pain and insanity
     come back tomorrow
     tomorrow humanity


Patrick Joe Kelly, all rights reserved. Contact Joe at art21crpd@gmail.com.

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