The Pass to Freedom

By Elizabeth O.

The pass to freedom
lies in one place.
You may go miles
take shortcuts, and
long cuts, but get
nowhere. Wise men
don’t know, but
loving people do, the pass
to freedom is in
your heart.

Elizabeth O. just turned 9-years old and is in the 3rd grade. She is a voracious reader and loves poetry, science and American History. Born with severe food allergies, she is learning that sometimes life’s difficulties make you stronger and it is okay to be different. She is a Thriver. Her poem was written on Veteran’s Day.