Because  I have the Right

Here I stand with the air in my hand

Wanting to ask a question I’ve held  for so long

It was  important but now it’s gone

And I can’t seem  to remember why I wanted to be called on

An opportunity to touch the world

My opportunity to reach out with a word

An opportunity to be heard

I  know  I wanted to say something profound

To say something that has never been said

Or just something groovy - if I might

Maybe to  scream  freedom in the night

Now I can’t even think of one word

Again I will  take my  seat

Again knowing that I might

If I remember what I wanted to say

Raise my hand because I have the right

 

 

freedom of speachpoem

◄ Normality a cultural prison

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220August

Tue 27th Feb 2018 19:19

Charles Bukowski - “The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence.”

Shown to have some truth here - Dunning Kruger effect
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect

Thanks for taking the time to read my work and for the comments.

Marcus Aurelius memoirs - good reading...To be so powerful and have so much forethought before he acted. He touches on being careful of expectations, always reminds me of Charles Dickens and Buddhists (Common goal/lessons to finding a more peaceful journey).

Greek Stoics believed Hell was the life you build for yourself by not being virtuous.

Well I'm rambling on.....

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Wolfgar Miere

Mon 26th Feb 2018 21:57

220,

It seems often that people whose speech is restricted make the most valuable contributions, whilst those who are free and have known no different are at liberty to express unfounded opinions.

Not that such expression is invaluable or not permitted, just that it seems the way things are these days.

I look forward to a reversal of fortune and the revision of values.

Thoughtful questioning writing.

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Hannah Collins

Mon 26th Feb 2018 21:51

Very important words.
The right to free speech, to speak our minds.
And the hesitation.
A poem to remember.

Hannah

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Mon 26th Feb 2018 20:17

interesting poem 220 and one that is open to interpretation. We have the right but it often doesn't feel right to use it nowadays. And some days it feels like we're living in one of those nightmares in which you open your mouth to scream but no sound comes out. The world is a terrifying place and retreat into silence often feels the best option. I think I'm past being groovy - the kids just laugh at me when I try. If only they understood irony! All the best. Col.

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