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Censorship Bored

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I wonder sometimes
Is self expression really what it is?
When i express a point of view different than yours
Do you have the right to censure me?
After all these ideas amount to opinions
So why would you sanction me
without explanation?
Granted
You have the right
Granted
You have the might
What about political freedom?
We are not of the animal kingdom.
Put up the rules so we know
That we are not allowed to write
anything critical of certain subjects
Or have a different opinion on certain matters.
And then remove your censorship board
because we are censorship bored.

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POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
In my country writing a piece critical of the ruling class is like treason. For a poet thats a hard life sentence.
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COMMENTS
Unnikrishnan E S 28 February 2021
Those in the authority fear free speech, free thoughts, free words. They try smothering words. Luis XIV did. Hitler did. Mao did. All of them try to smother free speech. As did, Othello to Desdemona. Modi does.
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Varsha M 27 February 2021
Let the others take care of theirs. We cannot please everyone always. So just chill.
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Varsha M 27 February 2021
Is it so. I feel every word has a value and if you are wise enough yo use it well things can happen like miracles vise versa is also true. Some matters spoken casually us okay. But some matters can create havoc. So i frel we can take ownership of our own thoughts
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