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Revised version Enslavement of a lesser being

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Revised version Enslavement of a lesser being

Freedom won on a distant battlefield
Gallant words to remember them by
Unspoken tears for the old to cry,
A game for the young to play
Never a thought for freedoms way
.
For tyrants are easy to spot
Peaceful takeovers not,
Look through the haze
.
For when wheat replaces the meadows
 The birds have no home
When forests are felled, 
Extinction will come
You are a commodity,
 For globalisation has won
.
When TV calls caressing your soul
With the next discount, and
“Yes its free fitting”
Without a shot being fired
Your future mortgaged
.
And when your ration of bread 
Demands the last fish in the sea 
Neatly Packaged and dolphin free
Who will pay the price?
.
This is the legacy
There is no escape
Big brother is watching
.
Mankind in a zoo of its own creation
Come, peer through the bars at,
This condemnation of society broken
For freedom lies on the other side.

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  1. Date: 2/15/2012 5:44:00 AM
    This is fine poetry Steven I am glad I read your work, love,vie

  1. Date: 2/15/2012 5:02:00 AM
    Yes,who will pay the price?Wery well written Steven! - oxox love from Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 2/11/2012 3:37:00 PM
    Hi Steven! My favorite lines in this one are, "when your ration of bread Demands the last fish in the sea" Very strong line driving the point home. Love it! Hugs, Catie :)