Olivia Gatwood - "Liberty"

Olivia Gatwood – "Liberty"



when the blonds counselor showed up at Christian camp the boys stopped being fun she arrived a stack of bubblegum suitcases next to her one reserved only for her headbands and the boys stopped mid dribble one foot in the river macaroni necklaces slid off their strings and onto the floor rumor was the camp dog only had three legs because a boy swung his gun during rifle practice just to drink a glimpse we should be taste team-building not breaking she said one evening after canceling capture-the-flag all of the boys said hallelujah suggested trust falls all of the boys held out their hands I declared war when she bans potato chips she called for vegetables the cooks planted a garden I swore I would find her guilty for something cigarettes in her tennis shoes an expired condom between book pages I waited for her to pull last night's meal from her throat with the hook of two fingers for two pairs of feet in the shower but each time I hid in the bathroom stalls and spied she only flat ironed her hair in thick lemonade chunks each time I pretended to sleep she only whispered to God at the foot of her bed as creased as a pleated skirt each time I followed her to the yard she only raised the flag watched it float up into the sunrise a quiet hum of america the beautiful' under her breath she did not know that when the boys lined up in four straight rows to sing the anthem they were singing it for her when they praised the land of purple mountains of shining seas when they belted oh beautiful it was for her when they sang AMERICA AMERICA they were calling her name Oh [Applause]

22 thoughts on “Olivia Gatwood – "Liberty"

  1. I love the nationalism of this. How we often believe a country is full of lies, coverups, how it is sometimes overrated or underappreciated, but when we make the effort to dig deeper into what the country really is, we realize that all beautiful opinions of it were right. How majestic it is, how it hates the constant conflict and violence, and how we love our country so much that it doesnโ€™t even notice because it is too busy being themselves to care what people think but all the while making our lives so much better as it lives on serene as ever.

    and I believe this speaks about every country.

  2. Wow. You teach little kids lessons with rhymes and short stories. You teach stubborn adults with this woman's poems.

  3. There's Something Olivia Puts In Art That Makes It Echo In The Listeners Minds After Her Last Word… I love it๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›

  4. โœ‹๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜ƒโค๏ธThick lemonade chunks. That is cool. Sending you love and light. Namaste ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผโ˜ฎ๏ธ

  5. I seeing through the blue eyes
    What I wonderful world,โœจโ˜˜
    I don't know what is world
    but I seeing through the blue eyes
    what wonderful world,โœจโ˜˜
    Imagining feeling stars shining in the sky,
    Birds chirping in the morning.
    Flowers 'r blazing in this sweet dreams,
    You'r holding to me,
    It's like a golden time,
    I seeing through the blue eyes
    What I wonderful world,โœจโ˜˜
    I don't know what is world
    but I seeing through the blue eyes
    what wonderful world,โœจโ˜˜
    These moments full of the moon,
    You'r the lady with I dancing on occasion floor,
    You healing to me in the sky and I devoted all of mine to you,
    I seeing through the blue eyes
    What I wonderful world,โœจโ˜˜
    I don't know what is world,
    but I seeing through the blue eyes
    what wonderful world,โœจโ˜˜
    I don't know if I breaking rules
    But maybe I'm making strong our trust,
    maybe I feeling and causing to the lovely moments,
    My heart always sunshine with you,
    Our story without end and exists here forever,,
    I seeing through the blue eyes
    What I wonderful world,โœจโ˜˜
    I don't know what is world,
    but I seeing through the blue eyes what wonderful world

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  6. This poem Carries a lot of lessons in it. Like how sometimes we can have misconceptions about people who turn out to be the very best we can ever meet. And she(the poet) who dug up until she found out how much of a role model the blonde was and how clueless the boys are. Just amazing

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