Free Speech


Be careful, be cautious

on what you dare speak

so offended are those now

who would censor speech


Safe spaces created

propaganda then fed

what's spoken is PC

all else is not said


Do not be outspoken

let not truth be spoke

conformity is demanded

by those who are Woke


Democracy fails then

when only one side can speak

and tyranny prevails when

there's no freedom of speech.


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<Deleted User> (21818)

Tue 16th Apr 2019 03:02

Extraordinary poem! "freedom of speech"...we like to think we have it but sadly we don't.

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Lisa C Bassignani

Mon 15th Apr 2019 21:27

If only everyone could agree and/or understand. I fight every day for my basic civil liberties. As a writer....freedom of speech goes without saying..NO pun intended

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keith jeffries

Mon 15th Apr 2019 13:44


One of your best poems to date both in content and construction. The subject you address is crucial as the consequences of having no real free speech herald the downfall of a liberal democratic society. Few realise this. In the UK laws have been enacted to ensure prosecution for anyone who says something detrimental about anothers religion or race. Such behaviour should be discouraged as a matter of course as it is repugnant by nature but to interfere with the right to speak freely and openly is to court an even greater misfortune.

A good poem and well thought through

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