Treasure Island

Dave Alan Walker

(Pudsey, Leeds)

Freedom Of Speech


Held back
by the powers that be
it's like a sedation of the mind

We are told where to go
we are told when to go
we are told to stand in line

We walk in coridores
made by government minds
we think we are free
but really we all walk
in single file

Submitted: Sunday, February 24, 2013

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  • John Shea (4/12/2013 8:21:00 PM)

    because we are theirs we climb the stairs.because your mine I walk the line. (Report) Reply

  • Karen Sinclair (3/9/2013 10:54:00 PM)

    Loved this it had me visualising another brick in the wall for slime reason as I read it. Ty karen (Report) Reply

  • Sally Plumb Plumb (3/9/2013 1:39:00 AM)

    We are lately restricted from being outspoken I am going to send you an speech from Julia Gillard.Australian prime minister, (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (2/27/2013 2:19:00 PM)

    herein lies the irony in the power of the dictates...your write up bears and carries along with it much consciousness! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Sara Tehrani (2/24/2013 1:08:00 PM)

    This is a brilliant clear, simple yet powerful poem. I was just thinking about this topic in the past few days of whether we are free or not as we discuss this in our lectures on philosophy of education. Are we not free though if we choose to walk in those corridors though made by the governments? and are we not free if we choose to walk in lines? :) (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (2/24/2013 1:06:00 PM)

    Very true - this used to be considered a free country, but our freedom is being eroded away bit by bit. Great write Dave. (Report) Reply

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