The Laws of Freedom

He swings.

A juxtaposition

of law

and freedom.


and the defying of it.

The very chains

which held down

now aid in the suspension

of a natural law.

Freedom flies

yet not without form.

Law ties

yet not without liberty.

A tension was set in place

to swing between the points

of freedom and responsibility

as the fathers stand in the background

and watch the nation swing.


Photo prompt used with permission by Gay Cannon