The Fresh Air of Freedom

You think that courage

Is something that you don’t have

Yet you know

That you’ve been through hell and back.

You think that you need

Something else

To be complete

But without what you already have

You’d be nothing.

You think that life

Isn’t fair

And you couldn’t be more right,

But if you think

That terror and fear

Of what comes next

Is the answer

You will never

Really know

What it means

To breathe

The fresh air

Of freedom.

You, my friend,

Are already more

Than the world bargained for.