Freedom poem


As many of you guys know, I am Jewish. The holiday of Passover starts tonight. Passover is the holiday where we celebrate how God freed the Israelites after 400 years of slavery in Egypt. It is a holiday celebrating freedom. So, I decided to write a poem about what freedom means to me.

To me, freedom is when

The man that you see on the subway every morning

Can marry his boyfriend of ten years

Without having to worry that his family will disown him

Because his marriage is “illegitimate.”

Freedom is when

The transgender man that lives down the street

Can go to work

Without the other men at his job referring to him as an “it.”

Freedom is when

A white person can have a conversation with a Chinese person

Without the white person saying

That the Chinese person “speaks English really well”

When the Chinese person was born here,

Never learned how to speak Chinese,

And majored in English in college.

Freedom is when

A woman can wear a skirt

Without every other woman calling her really nasty names

Just because the skirt only goes to her knees.

Freedom is when

A young girl can join an all-boys basketball team

And her teammates won’t tease her and say that she

“Plays like a girl,”

When she plays one-on-one games every night with her dad

And beats her dad with ease every time.

Freedom is when

We look past one another’s differences

And realize that deep down,

We are all human,

And that we must all treat each other as such.

Author: fabulousfeministfangirl

Intersectional feminist and fangirl of many things, including The Voice, Broadway musicals, Glee, and Jane the Virgin.

7 thoughts on “Freedom poem

  1. Maisie

    a beautiful poem with an important message. I’m very proud of you. see you tonight.

    Uncle Chuck

  2. Maisie I truly enjoyed this piece. You are a thoughtful young woman with so much insight for your age. I look forward to reading many more stories and poems.
    Your cousin (almost)

  3. Your poem is amazing; it brought me to tears! Awesome writing!

  4. What a beautiful piece of writing. you have so much wisdom! I’m thrilled to be able to read your thoughtful words. Vicki

  5. You are wise beyond your years.

  6. Way to go Happy Freedom Pesach

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