Will we ever be free?

Perhaps it is the passing years but the import of the words to this song has become more poignant and sad.  Sad because a song that was written in 1963 (by Bob Dylan), a protest song on peace, war and freedom, still holds true 50 years on.

Is the answer so intangible, that it is still “blowin’ in the wind“?

A song for your reminiscing and contemplation…

First, the lyrics, and then a version of the song by Peter, Paul and Mary on video.

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?

How many times must the cannonballs fly
Before they’re forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind
The answer is blowing in the wind

How many years must a mountain exist
Before it is washed to the sea?
How many years can some people exist
Before they’re allowed to be free?

How many times can a man turn his head
And pretend that he just doesn’t see?
The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind
The answer is blowing in the wind

How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
How many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?

How many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind
The answer is blowing in the wind

– FlorenceT
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