Not cheap (freedom)

Freedom is not some

cheap disposable thing

thrown away when used

or paraded garishly  for 

the whims of fashion or 

the expedient aims of 

politicians seeking to deploy

it not for the greater good 

but their own short-term gain.


Freedom is not that cheap,

like a wrapper thrown in the wind,

but hard won, emerging

from the bloody barricades

to earn it noble place

as a treasure for all time.