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Freedom of Speech

Talk is easy, talk is cheep. Everyone believes in freedom of speech. We have our freedom up to a point, Until we offend someone at a local joint. Then the word spreads from town to town. It’s this talk that spreads the words around. Next thing you know you’re taken to court. Over something you said in moral support. Someone calls the media out to observe. They broadcast that you didn’t get what you deserve. So the case goes back for a retrial, As you wonder what happened in denial. The words that you spoke is now heard by all, As the nation watches from home as you fall. So the question I ask to each of you, Is the freedom of speech very true? For in this nation nothing is free, Not even words as you can see. By: Nathan Bane Leccese 05/12/2009

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Date: 4/19/2010 3:21:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Nathan. Love, Carol
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Date: 4/18/2010 3:09:00 PM
So much truth in your words. Nice use of rhyme to share your thoughts. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Keep on writing and sharing your work with us. Karen
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Date: 5/27/2009 8:44:00 AM
Love the exploration ... poetry begins in the humanity of needs.
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Date: 5/23/2009 4:21:00 PM
Right on, Nathan ... great writing and the truth to be told ... smile. Welcome to PoetrySoup!! This is the first opportunity I have had to read your writing ... thanks for being here!
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Date: 5/22/2009 9:05:00 AM
Clever write Nathan, James
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Date: 5/20/2009 4:41:00 PM
so damn true brother i live free or die thats the new hampshire way great write
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Date: 5/16/2009 6:05:00 PM
Very insightful write. I agree. -Alley
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Date: 5/16/2009 2:35:00 PM
hell no not by a long shot. Freedom of speech and libel go against one another in a head on collision in my mind. If you only express an idea then it's fine. If you express an idea that offends someone else then it's questionable. If you say something that defames their character then they sue you into the ground. Depending on how expensive their lawyers are. I wrote a poem 'Libel' which says...actually it's identical to the comment I just made. I like your wit. Very poignant. -Yoni
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Date: 5/16/2009 8:43:00 AM
Nathan, enjoyable to see you 'let loose' with a sharply-pointed poem! keep it working! my friend! Jim
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