Freedom Is His Name (Rondel)

by Sylvia   Dec 11, 2009

A proud, brave man, Freedom is his name,
on his knees atop the mountain plateau,
arms raised toward the heavens, crying, when will it slow?
Obstacles in his path, never placing any blame.

His tears flow without shame,
waiting for the blessings God will bestow.
A proud, brave man, Freedom is his name,
on his knees atop the mountain plateau.

His love for God, he does proclaim,
never wavering, always a steady flame.
Doesn't make deals with God, no quid pro quo.
Living each day with faith, he became,
a proud, brave man, Freedom is his name.

Copyright © 2009 Sylvia All Rights Reserved
Rondel - A French form consisting of 13 lines: two quatrains and a quintet, rhyming as follows: ABba abAB abbaA. The capital letters are the refrains, or repeats.


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  • 8 years ago

    by Lady Nik

    Awww I hate that is took me such a long time to get to this one. It's brillant. I'm not able to do this types of poems so I'm always amazed when someone does them well as you have. I had no complaints or ways to change this piece. I think yoour word choice was amazing and made this piece really stand out to me. I loved the imagery and how well this flowed. One of my favorites I'd have to say. I agree with Jimmy, this was beautiful and does a great job of showing us just how talented you are. Great job deary :) Nik

  • 8 years ago

    by TJ Arizona Eagle

    I don't know about the who's or whys of the poem. Just the beautifully written poem that definitely shows concern and respect for someone. His chest must be swollen with pride to think he is thought of in this respect.
    Great job Sylvia

  • 8 years ago

    by shlok

    Very nice... specially the you end the powm..great thought.


  • 8 years ago

    by Lu

    Such a wonderful write Sylvia!
    And you such a wonderful job on the form as well.

    Doesn't make deals with God, no quid pro quo.
    Love this line! Very unique and eye catching.

    And I love the line lines you chose for your refrains.

    Wonderfully penned!

  • 8 years ago

    by Ray Smallshaw

    A lot of thought and work has gone into this poem which is excellent and technically brilliant.
    its simplicity is a plus as well as the poem being in the firm of a 13 line French Rondel. 5/5 Ray S