Poetry

Society

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Society, release me from your grip,
Society, let me be free and set me free (see the world),
Society, free me from my sins,
don't imprison me in cuffs.

Society, do not what you have done to me,
to the children in thy nests,
in thy world fed from your soul,
do not punish them, they,
do not know.

Now, freedom,
freedom,
dear freedom, now that you are here,
embrace me in your arms,
shield me from your foe, society,
feed me with wonders, enrich my soul, enrich me with kindess not greed,
for now I have left the cradle,
of the home, the world, the society we all behold.
Oh, freedom,
dear freedom.
Let me fall, let me fall.

——

Viktor Aronsson, 2016

Viktor Aronsson

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Stockholm, Sweden

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