The Sunshine Factor

where sunshine is a way of life

NaPoWriMo #27


List of the tallest statues in the United States

List of the tallest statues in the United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

They called her Liberty —
she, the one who was free to love
free to be herself
free to accept herself
and free to run and play in the waves

People were jealous of Liberty —
why couldn’t they be happy like her?
Why were they trying to conform to others’ wishes?
Why couldn’t they be themselves?

Liberty was too busy enjoying her life
to even know their problems were going on.
She was a sensitive soul but also naïve —
she just assumed they were people who loved to complain.

One by one these people fell or died by the wayside
with a mysterious illness
No one could account for it
until a wise person came into their midst

He noticed people had shriveled up hands
and bitterness-filled hearts.
Then he made a connection:
those who did not want liberty and freedom
made their lives a living hell.

Those who clung to their favorite notions
could not open up their hands to receive a better life.
Liberty girl, in contrast, was so happy —
and that is because she was able to receive.

Author: Debb Stanton

I am an optimistic, positive person who is a seven year cancer survivor. Since that time I have learned that getting a cancer diagnosis does not always mean an automatic death sentence. I like to share my hope with others and continue to encourage them - no matter who they are or what they need encouragement for. I write poems, prayers, articles, and stories. Recently the premiere issue of my online magazine, launched. Thank you for visiting!

2 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo #27

  1. This is awesome!

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