Aug23

William Wallace
The Villanelle of the Free People 

Your freedom is your downfall!
On your knees, enslaved by reactions,
But freedom is a rallying call.

You scratch another notch in your cell wall,
Free from life's constant distractions:
Your freedom is your downfall!

Your hands are shaking as you scrawl,
Anger filled as you view all those transactions.
But freedom is a rallying call.

Pushing hard as you crawl,
Each day like divided factions.
Your freedom is your downfall!

Rebellion within smashes the wall
Rendered asunder by relentless impactions.
Our freedom is a rallying call.

In liberty you can walk tall
Browsing all these earthly gifted attractions.
Your freedom is your downfall!
But freedom is a rallying call.

Keith Moon, English Musician and Drummer for rock band The Who, was born today in 1946.

William Wallace, Scottish Knight and leader during first war of Scottish independence, was executed on this day in 1305.

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