Featured Writer: Benjamin Chimnonso 

Freedom or Something Like That


When they gave us freedom

And asked us to dance wild

Like savage beasts around bonfires

We did not see the smirk

That rocked the corner of their lips.
When thunderbolts

Reached down and touched –

No – torched our chains into molten

Metal, leaving us scars like tattoos on our

Wrists, we did not hear the chortle it tried to hide
But we danced around bonfires

And thanked the heavens for the gift

Of thunder because they both gave us some

Freedom or something like that.

© Benjamin Cbimnonso

About the Author

Covenanted Chimnonso Benjamin was born in Nigeria where he lives and writes and tries to make a living. He first encountered poetry in Kindergarten through poems sung to the twinkling little star. He started writing his own poetry much later in 2013 and has since developed into other forms of writing. His works have been featured in Brittle Paper, Kalahari Review and elsewhere.

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2 replies

  1. Bravo! Excellent write on the duality of freedom…. or something like that…..


  2. thank you..an amazing work of prose..this touched me.


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