Dave Alan Walker

Silver Star - 3,913 Points (Pudsey, Leeds)

Freedom Of Speech - Poem by Dave Alan Walker

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


Comments about Freedom Of Speech by Dave Alan Walker

  • Rookie - 228 Points 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

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  • Rookie - 184 Points 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,753 Points 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,276 Points 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

  • Freshman - 724 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (2/25/2013 11:11:00 PM)

    How the real freedom of speech is elusive is so ironically brought out in this cute poem of yours! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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

  • Silver Star - 4,024 Points 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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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 24, 2013



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