Modern Poetry Edition #73 {Free Poetry}


Free Modern Poetry -- free like beer *and* free like a bird.

"Yeah Yeah, I heard that, so who is our winner?"

The winner is Free Will by Rush (some people write it Freewill, possibly even Rush themselves).
"
If you choose not to decide, You still have made a choice"
Uh huh! Uh huh!  What he said!

Nothing else was close.  Look out for Edicionnes number seventy-fo' soonz.

Your humble narrator,
--Sean

 

Modern Poetry #73 {Free Poetry}
[3/12/09]
**Free Will by Rush
I’m Free by The Who
Freedom by Richie Havens
Free Fallin’ by Tom Petty
Free by Big Audio Dynamite

**Winner of MPulitzer

Hey, man. Brother, can you spare a billion? I’m so broke I can’t pay attention. No way I can afford some good-quality, modern poetry. I have to buy the crap modern poetry and I still have to step on it to make it affordable. I cut it with like 3:1 synth-pop or a euro-dance mixture and the diluted crap is then something a working man can afford to put in his ears. So I thought people might like a break from the bill collectors.  What'd you say to a little "FREE" poetry?

"Freeeeeee Biiiiiiird!" I can hear it. I love Free Bird.
Free Bird is coming.

No. It is not. Free Bird was used in the Modern Poetry already on 5/2/05.
It no win. Seven Bridges Road won that one.
See here: http://www.macdart.com/mp/mp_028.htm 
That was the day we did Modern Poetry #28 {Classic Southern Mullet-headed Poets}

You know you can always see all the Modern Poetry you could possibly want at:
http://www.macdart.com/mp/default.htm 

Vote, Y'all.

--Sean


Freewill by Rush
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There are those who think that life
Has nothing left to chance
With a host of holy horrors
To direct our aimless dance

A planet of playthings
We dance on the strings
Of powers we cannot perceive
The stars aren't aligned ---
Or the gods are malign
Blame is better to give than receive

You can choose a ready guide
In some celestial voice
If you choose not to decide
You still have made a choice

You can choose from phantom fears
And kindness that can kill
I will choose a path that's clear
I will choose free will

There are those who think that they've
been dealt a losing hand
The cards were stacked against them
They weren't born in lotus-land

All preordained
A prisoner in chains
A victim of venomous fate
Kicked in the face
You can't pray for a place
In heaven's unearthly estate

Each of us
A cell of awareness
Imperfect and incomplete
Genetic blends
With uncertain ends
On a fortune hunt
That's far too fleet...

I'm Free by The Who
===================================================
I'M FREE- I'm free,
And freedom tastes of reality,
I'm free-I'm free,
AN' I'm waiting for you to follow me.

If I told you what it takes
to reach the highest high,
You'd laugh and say 'nothing's that simple'
But you've been told many times before
Messiahs pointed to the door
And no one had the guts to leave the temple!

I'm free-I'm free
And freedom tastes of reality
I'm free-I'm free
And I'm waiting for you to follow me.

How can we follow?
How can we follow?

Freedom by Richie Havens
===================================================
Freedom Freedom Freedom Freedom Freedom Freedom
Freedom Freedom

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
A long way from my home

Freedom Freedom Freedom Freedom Freedom Freedom
Freedom Freedom Freedom Freedom

Sometimes I feel like I'm almost gone
Sometimes I feel like I'm almost gone
Sometimes I feel like I'm almost gone
A long, long, long, way, way from my home

Clap your hands Clap your hands
Clap your hands Clap your hands
Clap your hands Clap your hands
Clap your hands Clap your hands
Hey…yeah

I got a telephone in my bosom
And I can call him up from my heart
I got a telephone in my bosom
And I can call him up from my heart

When I need my brother…brother
When I need my mother…mother
Hey…yeah…etc.

Free Fallin’ by Tom Petty
===================================================
She's a good girl, loves her mama
loves Jesus and America too
She's a good girl, crazy 'bout Elvis
loves horses and her boyfriend too

It's a long day, livin' in Reseda
there's a freeway, runnin' through the yard
and I'm a bad boy, 'cause I don't even miss her
I'm a bad boy for breakin' her heart

And I'm free, free fallin'
Yeah I'm free, free fallin'

All the vampires, walkin' through the valley
Move west down, Ventura Blvd.
And all the bad boys, are standing in the shadows
All the good girls, are home with broken hearts

And I'm free, I'm free fallin'
Yeah I'm free, free fallin'

I wanna glide down, over Mulholland
I wanna write her, name in the sky
I wanna free fall, out into nothin'
Gonna leave this, world for awhile

And I'm free, free fallin'
Yeah I'm free, free fallin'

And I'm free, free fallin'
Oh!

Free fallin'
And I'm free, oh! free fallin'

Free by Big Audio Dynamite
===================================================
If I do what I wanted
Just don`t have the time
I wanna ride my motorcycle
Into the sunshine
My TV`s laughin`
We could only feel small
Now come silent into this cell
All I can see is these walls
And I never wanna see another shopping mall

Oh Free
To be what I will
Oh Free
I`ll keep it up till
I`m Free
But I won't have nothing at all

This is my life
Believe it I will pay
But why should I care about all that today
I need a head start
And I don`t wanna stall
Gonna take a bulldozer to break down the walls
And I never wanna see another shopping mall

Oh Free
To be what I will
Oh Free
I`ll keep it up till
I`m Free
But I won't have nothing at all

Oh Free
To be what I will
Oh Free
I`ll keep it up till
I`m Free
But I won't have nothing at all

Oh Free
To be what I will
Oh Free
I`ll keep it up till
I`m Free
But I won't have nothing at all