Freedom isn't something we're given. It's something we have to fight for - not once or twice, not just when it's convenient or when it affects us personally - but all the time. Freedom is something that, if you grow complacent, can slip away from you before you know it.
GO OFF (or GO IN OFF) THE DEEP END (informal) This expression refers to the deep end of a swimming pool...in the USA, the phrase has also developed the meaning ‘go mad’, but in either sense the underlying idea is of a sudden explosive loss of self-control.
I've always had a love-hate relationship with my hometown. I've always dreamed of "getting out", like many young people do when they grow up in small, rural towns.
Today is my 35th birthday and I find that the ancestors are on my mind...
A poem about someone very special from the past. Nonfiction.