Eric Cockrell


A Better Idea - Poem by Eric Cockrell

they want to
ban books, ban abortions
ban gay marriages
ban free thinking
and if they could
ban the poor!

i have a better idea!

why dont we
ban wars, ban prejudice
ban offshore drilling
ban the greedy
ban the judgemental
ban ignorance

and just for good measure
ban whaling around the world
for any reason!


Comments about A Better Idea by Eric Cockrell

  • Soran M. HSoran M. H (12/29/2019 3:02:00 PM)

    10++ for this great poem who express the anger of great poet about all BAN ssssss (Report)Reply

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  • Sachidananda PandaSachidananda Panda (6/14/2019 2:21:00 AM)

    Great.. precise and louder.. too loud a call to all ears. loved it. (Report)Reply

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  • Cindy HCindy H (7/12/2016 1:12:00 PM)

    Agreed. Ban the bad and rejoice in the good. There could be so many wonderful things in this world if we just stopped all the war, hate, greed etc. (Report)Reply

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  • Naida Nepascua SupnetNaida Nepascua Supnet (5/13/2015 7:24:00 AM)

    yes, why not ban bad things
    bad events
    bad situations

    there are a lot better things to be enjoyed and not banned
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  • Kaila GeorgeKaila George (5/26/2014 9:34:00 PM)

    Agreed...ban what is not need in your list there, excellent vision. (Report)Reply

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  • Heather WilkinsHeather Wilkins (7/27/2013 8:36:00 PM)

    excellent thoughts these are the important things that should be banned. . (Report)Reply

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  • Scotty DoggScotty Dogg (12/12/2011 4:25:00 PM)

    Dang Eric, all these things sound like me. Ignorant, greedy, etc. I guess I'm screwed... 'S' (Report)Reply

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  • Dave Walker (10/18/2011 5:19:00 PM)

    Great idea. But they would lose
    Money if they ban stuff that hurt people.
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  • Sharron StephensonSharron Stephenson (9/30/2011 9:46:00 AM)

    this one is in my fav ones (Report)Reply

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  • Unwritten SoulUnwritten Soul (9/22/2011 7:42:00 AM)

    In other words you want to ban what they ban hahahaha.....i like the way you promote this but how can i vote for this idea...Hmmm so i vote here 10++ hahaha :) Unwritten Soul (Report)Reply

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  • Jinal OswalJinal Oswal (9/16/2011 5:31:00 AM)

    Wow! ! you have placed the ideas wonderfully :) (Report)Reply

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  • Patti Masterman (9/15/2011 8:11:00 PM)

    And don't FORGET the politicians- they are high on the list of things need banning! (Report)Reply

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  • Smoky HossSmoky Hoss (9/15/2011 7:06:00 PM)

    I am no politician, and I only vote independent, but if you run for ANY office you'll surely have my vote. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 15, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, September 16, 2011


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