(For Salman Rushdie)

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There are no words

Because words can lead to death

If I let my pen run freely

I will be the next

You will be next  

Until, the door is closed

And the audience has left

◄ (For Salman Rushdie)


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David R Mellor

Wed 17th Aug 2022 10:31

Thank you Jennifer it is truly shocking and the mind set of someone who could ever do this

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David R Mellor

Wed 17th Aug 2022 10:30

you make a very good point Uileam many groups are being violently silenced in society now

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Tue 16th Aug 2022 13:12

When women peacefully protesting their hard-earned freedoms, (including freedom of speech) on the streets of Manchester, are manhandled ie. physically assaulted, by masked men who want to silence them; when police officers stand by and refuse to come to their defence, we are in a dark and dangerous place.

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jennifer Malden

Sun 14th Aug 2022 13:51

A very appropriate piece. Such shocking news, and I do hope the consequences are not so dire as initially reported. Don't understand how someone can be so fanatical.


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David R Mellor

Sun 14th Aug 2022 11:06

thank you Stephen, and yes it is

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Stephen Gospage

Sat 13th Aug 2022 17:14

A sombre moment, David, and a thoughtful poem.

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