Freedom can be hard to find

Photo curtsy of Roger Bultot

Photo curtsy of Roger Bultot

What do you mean, he’s not coming:
a daughter of Scotland is ready to greet him.
We took her in the flush of youth’
moulded her.
She requires loyalty.

She is amazing,
Ready to go.
Washed and brushed.
The cream of the crop.
Temptation itself.

I have laid on food,
fit for a president.
Yes she is a foreigner,
does that matter so much.
I’m am one myself.

Matter of fact:
So is every one.
When the lights go out,
We all leave.
Whether a serf or leader of men.

Michael Humphris.

This Post Has 32 Comments

  1. ceayr

    Powerful message, Michael

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Sir

  2. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    So true. No one gets out of this life alive. Well said.



    PS itself rather than It’s self which literally means “it is self” and it saves you a word. 😉

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Rochelle, I’m indebted

  3. neilmacdon

    Yup. We’re all foreigners

    1. Michael Humphris

      So true, thank you Neil

  4. Iain Kelly

    Very true, also don’t be messing with a daughter of Scotland – we don’t take kindly to that! 😉

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Iain,

  5. 4963andypop

    Perhaps that is the real violation here:the refusal to honor the worldwide custom of hospitality–either when receiving or when extending it!

    1. Michael Humphris

      That is very true. Hospitality is a great gift, and much under attack.

  6. Alicia Jamtaas

    Oh, I see trouble on the horizon, for sure.

    (he’s are not coming ~ I think the “are” could be taken out of this sentence.)

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Alicia, I started of writing about a group of individuals buying slaves. “are” was left in by mistake,

  7. theministryofshrawleywalks

    strong message, well told. great stuff

    1. Michael Humphris

      So pleased to read your feedback

  8. gahlearner

    Beautiful and powerful, well done.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much,

  9. draliman

    Yep, at the end of the day we’re all the same.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Very true, these days being fair needs promoting

  10. Brenda's Thoughts

    Beautiful wording for a deep message. I really enjoyed it. At the core, we are all the same and foreigners every one.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you very much Brenda, these days being fair needs promotion

  11. pennygadd51

    Topical, true and important. Good piece, Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Penny

  12. JoHawkTheWriter

    There are come universal truths, to which no one is immune. Nice.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Appreciated Jo

  13. patrickprinsloo

    I’m reading that Scotland gave up some precious landscape for a greedy president’s golf-course.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Indeed, I wonder if the president will return the favour and give Scotland some land, from his own country…

  14. Tannille

    Yep the lights go out on us all. Great story!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Tannille

  15. Pratibha

    that’s a wisely worded poetry !

    1. Michael Humphris

      It is kind of you to say so, thank you

  16. patriciaruthsusan

    This is written in a poetic form and showed great patriotism, Michael. It’s lovely. 🙂 — Suzanne

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Suzanne, I am very grateful for your comment

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