Price Of Freedom


It is not easy
to walk on a road
soaked with the blood of sacrifice
paved with the bones of martyrs
drenched with the tears of loss

This road
carved by
millions of feet
marching forequality
millions of voices
demanding to be heard
millions of hearts
beating in hope

This road
pebbled with the dignity
of those who would not be broken
tarred with the pride
of those who would not bend
smoothed with the endurance
of those who suffered

No, it is not easy
this long walk to freedom
But men and women
have walked this walk
and this road
is a shrine
to those who gave their lives
so we may live free

© 2015 Uma Venkatraman ~ All Rights Reserved

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