Treasure Island

Eric Cockrell


Freedom Doesnt


freedom doesnt starve it's children,
freedom doesnt sell it's people into slavery.
freedom doesnt see skin color,
doesnt always speak english.
freedom doesnt have one religion.
freedom doesnt choose sexual preference.
freedom doesnt regulate love.
freedom doesnt trade joblessness for profit.
freedom doesnt take your home.
freedom doesnt create reservations, slums,
and low rent trailer parks.
freedom doesnt ban books.
freedom doesnt invade and conquer.
freedom doesnt trade blood for oil.
freedom doesnt imprison those it cannot use.
freedom doesnt live by the lie.
freedom doesnt have different levels of justice,
depending on how much money you have.
freedom doesnt abandon it's elderly.
freedom doesnt turn away the sick.
freedom doesnt kill in the name of god.
freedom doesnt lie about the past.
damn it to hell!
this doesnt smell like freedom!

Submitted: Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, July 04, 2012

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  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (7/4/2012 4:48:00 AM)

    Eric, Are we very sure that we are living in the free world, where we are let to do what we like? You have written a few good points here.. (Report) Reply

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