Treasure Island

David Harris

(18 June 1945 / Bradfield, England)

No More That Luxury


At one time schools were open plan
anyone and everyone could just walk in.
There were no locked gate
and high perimeter fencing.
No more that luxury can we afford.
There is always suspicion
of those waiting to come in.
Schools now have high fences
with sharp points on the end.
They have become more like prisons
to keep our children in.
Gone are the days
of a carefree atmosphere.
Now there are security cameras
around everywhere.
These are all needed
for the children in their care
to keep them separated
from the predators that linger out there.


28 October 2009

Submitted: Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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  • Patti Masterman (10/28/2009 5:19:00 PM)

    It would be worse if one of the bad guys got in; now the kids are fenced in with the evil. Pretty soon we will all have to be well-secured in straight jackets just to save us from ourselves; but by then it will already be too late. Great writing about modern life. (Report) Reply

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