Is Just Me Thinking


It’s so hard to lead
(The) blocked minds to be freed
Someone must see a need
But it must not be greed
We’re all from one creed
So let’s all take heed
Why Free Minds
Is a well-watered seed

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  1. Patrick Castellano on February 14, 2020 at 1:49 PM

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I agree that it is veru difficult to lead in today’s world and I’m also glad that Free Minds is here to guide so many during times of personal trouble. Please continue to keep writing.-Patrick

  2. Ian on April 8, 2020 at 1:49 PM

    DW, thank you for sharing. I can see how it might be frustrating to try and lead those who are reluctant to follow. I think it is great that you recognized how Free Minds can be a strong force for change. That is why I think you should continue to write and express yourself on these themes of Leadership and Change. I look forward to reading more of your work.

  3. heysyd123 on April 17, 2020 at 3:34 PM

    I think having a free mind is also a well grown seed. Not just the program, but our own minds. I really liked this poem and the rhymes. Rhyming without sounding cheesy is hard and you did it. This poem is beautiful and thought provoking. Thank you for writing it!

  4. Jocelyn Matos on April 28, 2020 at 12:01 PM

    This was very simple but intriguing.The mind is so important! What we think is what we say, and what we say is what we will do. We must fill our brains with knowledge and not get distracted in greed. We all were born in the same world, lets make it count and save others!

  5. Tiona Lancaster on April 29, 2020 at 12:38 AM

    Thank you for sharing this piece, DW. I definitely understood the meaning of this piece, and I agree with you wholeheartedly. I just started volunteering with Free Minds myself and these are some of the nicest, most selfless people I’ve ever met. I’m so glad that they have been helping you and I hope you continue writing these great pieces.

  6. Ellen on May 7, 2020 at 5:17 PM

    Hello, DW–the rhythm in this poem is very effective. I really like the image of the “well watered seed.” That’s the way Free Minds feels to me, too.
    Please keep writing.

  7. Christine T. on May 14, 2020 at 2:22 PM

    Dear DW,

    It is so encouraging to see you acknowledge in your poetry all the good that programs like Free Minds do for inmates and, by extension, for society as a whole. You are completely correct– these days, we live in such a self-involved world where it is almost encouraged to be selfish and only worry about oneself, in order to “get ahead”. This type of mindset ultimately benefits nobody, because society is only able to progress in a positive and meaningful way if we look out for one another and find the means to educate those who may have not had the same advantages in their lives as others, instead of simply believing it is okay to ignore them or throw them “under the bus” to get ahead in life.

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    Christine T.

  8. Alex on July 1, 2020 at 10:48 AM


    Thank you for sharing. I agree with your idea of minds being blocked in today society. In many ways free thinking seems to be overlooked for structural learning which does have benefits but many the downside is many kids think the same way. I think that schools should have a less structured way of teaching how to learn so free thought has a larger impact of the kids.

  9. Sarah S. on August 23, 2020 at 7:32 PM

    You got this: I see you breed
    What you hope to achieve
    All you have to do is feed
    The flower and not the weed
    And you will get the deed
    To the results that you need.

  10. N. B. on October 16, 2020 at 3:46 PM

    I love this short poem about the way Free Minds has guided you through this crazy journey we call life. I love the rhyme and the reminder that we are all unique, but can come together through common differences. The second line is brilliant with its play on the name of this organization: “(The) blocked minds to be freed.” Thank you for sharing and please keep writing–you have a talent that can be easily identified from this concise but powerful piece.

  11. ken on December 17, 2020 at 9:57 AM

    This was a very well written poem. You did such a good job rhyming and saying what was on your mind. Keep writing and never stop!

  12. Leenda on February 25, 2021 at 10:31 PM

    I think its interesting how minds is the only one that doesn’t repeat the rhyming scheme and this brings attention to it so that it shows that the mind in a sense is “free” from this pattern. I agree that most people follow a certain pattern and are muddled and maybe that was what you were intending with the rhyming to showcase that rhymes are a a mindless thing a muddle mind does to quickly look over things. But, it is necessary to think beyond and look past this to be free and think for yourself.

  13. Saini M. on April 17, 2021 at 9:20 PM


    This poem is very well written! The rhyming and rhythm of the poem made it flow really well! Thank you for sharing and keep writing because your work is truly great!

  14. Katie on May 3, 2021 at 3:58 PM

    “Why free minds, is a well watered see” I loved that verse. The growth and nurturing that comes from a well watered seed of free minds is so vital to becoming who we are. We all need that freedom and a right to our free minds so we can explore who we are and who we are meant to be. I also loved your statement on how we are all form one creed. A freed mind is the mind that understands that we are all human and not so different from one another. You’re doing an amazing job with your writing, keep writing!

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