Song of freedom


A culture of submission
A secondary citizen
Not given a voice
Not allowed many a choice
She finally broke through
She eventually let loose
With her inhibitions gone
With a stubborn heart strong
She tattooed a hummingbird
To signify freedom, truly hers


Until next time,


  1. sugandha

    June 2, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    nice lines and a beautiful Tattoo

    1. Psych Babbler

      June 2, 2014 at 9:38 pm

      Thanks Sugandha! šŸ™‚

  2. manjunathkulkarni

    June 2, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    hmm.. nice response.. might be that’s the max thing a ‘secondary citizen’ can do..
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  3. Bikram

    June 2, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Now that tatoo looks nice .. and hey girl you go and live your life … GO FOR IT ..
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  4. Susan Shuman

    June 3, 2014 at 12:26 am

    Beautiful words and a gorgeous tattoo. I want one!

    Well done, Psych Babbler!
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  5. Paul Clements

    June 3, 2014 at 2:57 am

    Almost had a rap feel to it…which is good as it had a definite sense of rhythm.

  6. Soumyaa Verma

    June 3, 2014 at 3:08 am

    I love that tattoo there, and a beautiful poem. I could connect!
    here’s my take-

  7. Natalie D

    June 3, 2014 at 3:22 am

    I like the idea of fighting against culture…
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  8. Avada Kedavra

    June 3, 2014 at 5:33 am

    I love your new tattoo PB. I feel like getting one too. šŸ™‚

  9. Jennifer

    June 3, 2014 at 6:08 am

    Great sounds and rhythm, and beautiful hummingbird!
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  10. Zita

    June 3, 2014 at 6:13 am

    Love this poem!!! You have such a great way with words!!
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  11. Stacie

    June 3, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Oh, this sound personal. I’m glad you broke free!
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  12. Moniqua Sexton

    June 3, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Loved this! I want a tattoo kind of like that.
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  13. Marcy

    June 3, 2014 at 11:20 am

    I like this, and it helped me to understand tattoos a little better, although of course there are all kinds of reasons
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  14. jen

    June 3, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Love this. The message. And the tattoo!
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  15. Jennifer Hall

    June 3, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Very cool. And brave, which is my word for this year, so I kind of like that.
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  16. CC

    June 3, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Beautiful tattoo (I am in the idea-seeking stage of my own tattoo) and such a personally meaningful poem to go with it. Loved it all.

  17. Soumya

    June 3, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Hats off to your freedom. Fly away and soar high! šŸ™‚
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  18. Shailaja V

    June 3, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Oh what a pretty tattoo! And a perfect response to the prompt. Admire the way you’ve brought in the sense of alienation in the first few lines. Lovely!
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  19. KymmInBarcelona

    June 3, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Terrific poem! Love the rappy rhythm of it.
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  20. Geeta Nair

    June 3, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Lovely poem. Loved the tatoo too.
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  21. April

    June 3, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    All of this, including the tattoo, is absolutely beautiful.
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  22. Michelle Longo

    June 4, 2014 at 1:54 am

    Very nice poem and I LOVE your tattoo.
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  23. Sarah Ann

    June 4, 2014 at 4:46 am

    Love the meter and stong voice, which really punch this home.

  24. Meg

    June 4, 2014 at 10:43 am

    A stubborn heart and yet a hummingbird. Love how these complement and contrast.
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