'"Comes Freedom" tells of a young boy's sudden affliction with paralysis; his friendships, his loves, and his losses through the Second World War.
Glimpses of his childhood are seen through "flash-backs," in which his friends Michael and Merrow Lee are introduced.
Michael's enlistment follows the outbreak of war. The tragedy of Merrow Lee's death by suicide, and its effect on the two friends is told with sympathy and sensitiveness.'
Source: 'Joan Kinmont's New Poem', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, 22 Dec. 1945, p. 5.