Flying high in the sky is a dream-filled balloon
Shining brightly with sequins and streamers—
It beckons to those disenchanted with life—
Calling out to the young and the dreamers!
They imagine a magical world filled with LOVE
Where they’ll never be worried or stressed
Just to do what they please— what feels good to them
With each notion and desire, simply blessed.
FREEDOM—followers think it’s in the balloon
A world with no limits or restraint
If everyone’s free to do whatever they please
How could anyone have a complaint?
And JOY—surely it’s filled with great joy
With no oppressive laws and no restrictions—
Reproductive rights, no gender distinctions
No borders and no moral contradictions!
They’ve been told that it’s a panacea
And they search for it, far and wide
But they haven’t had a revelation
Of what they will find on the INside!
Alas the balloon with its shimmer and shine
(Leading dreamers to march, scheme, and shed tears)
Doesn’t really contain what they so want to find
The contents will just fuel their fears.
Love can’t be manufactured — tolerance isn’t love
Besides, tolerance is a major two-way street
You can’t expect tolerance to be poured out on you
If you don’t dispense it on everyone you meet!
If love is reserved for one’s own kind, it lays the foundation for HATE!
History has shown, through millennia of time
That freedom’s never free—it has a price to pay
Lawless societies are most certainly doomed
There have to be boundaries—it’s the only way.
If anarchy is tolerated, it will eventually destroy all FREEDOM!
Written by Debbie Fickess