Bernard Kennedy

Rookie - 146 Points (20 May 1956 / dublin)

Goodbye Bohemia


It starts, back there, somewhere
In the childhood,
the Oedipal melange.
Where, I am always right.
And then it proceeds in search
of doctrines, always right.
Goodbye Bohemia and Weimar.

For those places are free,
and every view coheres to
shape Geography,
from freedom of thought,
to freedom of mind and person.

The Spirit is a private thing,
and privately attracts,
like mindedness.
There is a Society in freedom.

But moving on from being right
and Comrades being right,
and parties of the right
and left are right.
It then moves further down
that linear line, horizontal
linear line, of thought,
and everyone must be right with me.

That is where it starts.
A tyranny of control,
a closing of other views,
a political correctness,
we the people,
and then the implementation,
' its for your own good'.,
' for society's good',
'we all must agree on this'.
then you must say
Goodbye to Bohemia,
Goodbye to Weimar,
Goodbye.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Edited: Thursday, September 04, 2014
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