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Am I Free?

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Politicians and media proclaim I am free
Never mind the prison walls all around me
Right wing, left wing flying upon all our backs
Thieving private bankers cover up their tracks
How can depriving me of all of my rights
Protect me from the evils of all the world’s plights
How can saying some are too big to fail
Yet some are too small, and allowed to flail
Unless we realize that politicians cannot save us
For all control systems want nothing but enslave us
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Dr Antony Theodore 19 April 2016
Rights are like gardens, to keep them green you always must tend Wars make bankers richer, for the both sides they fund in the build a big question you are raising dear poet... are we really freeee.? can we be free in this terrible world. profit oriented world., selfish world. can we be really free in our lives....... thank you for this nice poem. tony
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Afrooz Jafarinoor 20 August 2015
We are all in prison, and the only difference is to what extent it's our own fault! Before any talk of freedom, we've got to think if we really want it, respect it, and give it when we're asked to! Unfortunately, the majority of people are bad rulers inside, so they can't elect good ones; and if they do, they usually can't keep them long! !
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Roseann Shawiak 13 August 2015
Stark look at reality, a stellar portrayal of life on earth today! A totally perfect poem, detailing all the ills of our politicians and governments and how they bound us and still try to claim we are free from their tyranny! All the evils of this world are mixed together under the guise of government, which does nothing, but cause poverty and war to gain profits for itself and it's politicians! We all need to break free from these greedy, selfish despots and take our own paths to freedom without their so-called help! A very honest and true message of what our world is going through today. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn
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Afrooz Jafarinoor 20 August 2015
Dear RoseAnn, I can grasp all the passion this striking poem has given you, but how can we really break free from the despots we grow ourselves? There is no path to freedom except being true to oneself, and making the right choice! Governments are made up of big children whose parents didn't let them be what they were meant to be! Democracy, equality, and justice all begin from home, but untill parents learn to make the best choices in the way they treat children, I'm afraid we're going to have just more and more greedy, selfish despots!
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Patricia Grantham 16 September 2013
An excellent poem in all of its substance and details. We may not be chained and bound but are we really free? The seeds of injustice, inequality, immorality among others are still being sown among us. We will persevere and overcome. Thanks for sharing this.
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Babatunde Aremu 26 April 2013
Great poem. Man is free yet everywhere is in chain says J.J. Rosseau. Your poem captured what the world is going through today. The chains need to be broken
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Food for thought... nice poem!
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