The Freedom Bell
written by: Steve Pearson
Education is the freedom bell
We ring with each new lesson,
Its strength is in the truth we tell
Knowledge, its resulting blessing.
No gender in the gift that is given,
No dictum in its innocent supply.
No evil within their beauty written
Freedom in what they exemplify.
Against the craven purveyors of fears
They grasp their ambition to bloom
Like explorers defying ungiving frontiers
They claim their seat in their classroom.
To learn, to grow, gain emancipation
They study, they absorb, they acquire
The deliverance inherent in education,
The state of self to which they aspire.
No man in his ignorant denial of right
Can repress a desirous, vibrant mind
Yet the anxious dogs continue to fight
And there, their immorality is defined.
Humanity demands we are equal and free
Education divests us, of an ill placed chain,
So we fight for and nurture the knowledge tree
For all children, and the rights they attain.