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Watch what you say
Don't ever say the wrong thing
Ignore the rights violations
They are for the good of the people
New ideas are crimes to be punished
They will never say that they are wrong
They will never say they are repressive
Fears of death for a criticism of them
Arrests for carrying the wrong sign
Their troops quell dissension
They never tell you what you can say
You are to figure that out for yourself
Books are censored and burned
Based on the religion of the area
Even news from another country is banned
It might tell you a truth they do not want you to know
Freedoms are an idea lost to a distant past
They were taken away to protect the people from enemies
Taken away to protect the government from the people
One thought, one word or one idea can get people thinking
Questioning the government they put in place
When did our freedoms leave?
When were they taken away?
We have to start thinking
To start to voice our opinion
Never caring what they say
Then we will have our freedoms
The ones the fathers gave to us
And they will all live in fear

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  1. Date: 9/14/2012 10:32:00 AM
    You make me think Rob and make me rememeber how we must all keep an open mind and as you always say question everything, what more can a Poet do than that! Thank you!

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 10:20:00 AM
    This shook me up as I am in the process of handing out literature about the ministers and priests in Canada that raped, sodomized and murdered children of our native population all with the knowlege of our government and the vatican. We surely live in a perverse period of time when evil is the norm. I appreciated reading this; felt a kindred spirit speaking to me.