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Antoine La Najja


Too Much Freedom


If we were to stay anonymous
And our need for identity be forgotten
Then life would have too much freedom
And end in its own destruction

For anonymity leads to
Self expression
Of the most extreme
For their freedom fears not

The eternal cell of scrutiny
For their is no face to judge
And confine its uncontrollable
Laugh from the face of mankind

To be free from the curse of identity
Is to be cursed with freedom
For too much freedom
Leads to too much power
And a 'Common Power' at that.

For conflicting ideas
Of freedom and voice
Would choose to eliminate
Hindrances by its own hand
Without the ordered hand of identity

For a faceless man
Is a man without shame
And doth be invisible
For his own expression may threaten
The expression of others

A darkened shade
Placed across the world by total freedom
Will forever mask the anonymous
For their actions can not be traced
To the identity that had given breath to it.

Submitted: Sunday, June 13, 2010

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  • Rookie Joseph Poewhit (6/13/2010 8:59:00 AM)

    LAWS, give freedom knowing right from wrong. Though their can be good and bad laws and states (Report) Reply

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