I’m torn asunder in between
precious Liberty and prized Servitude!
Each of them is busy trying hard to bring
my heart under their potent spells!
On my right hand stoops Servitude,
prim and proper but in a borrowed suit,
alluring me with all his glitters, vain!
So should I be a slave again?
But Liberty stands on my left
uncouth and so unaware of himself,
with no redundant lure or extra charms,
still I’m drawn to his open arms!
I do not know to whom I should belong,
to them both or to Liberty alone?