Thursday, 8 January 2015

A Poem a Day 2015 (8): The freedom to be

Recent horrific events in Paris inspired me to write this.

The freedom to be

Where blind hatred breeds
It plants ignorant seeds
The desperate grab guns
Where everyone runs
Prejudice gains nothing
But the art of losing
Freedom knows its value
Above all, me and you
It flies a flag of colour
Defended by true valour
Humanity rests on this
For its unconscious bliss
Where contempt seeks to grow
We should drag it low
Valuing rights of free speech
Tolerance of all and each
Only in this way can we live
Allowing humanity to breathe  

copyright Vickie Johnstone

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