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Charlie Hebdo

If liberty means anything at all,
When we're all lined up against the wall,
I'd rather die standing than on my knees,
I tweak the nose of your bigotries,
so please tell me it isn't so,
Charlie's dead......Charlie Hebdo.

I may not agree with all that's writ,
but I'll defend your right to say it,
nothing is beyond satire or derision,

freedom of thought is impossible without criticism,
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Charlie Hebdo
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: death,fragility,freedom,peace,religion,terrorism
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Following the terrorist attack on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on the 7 Jan 2015 I wrote this poem the very same day. Condolences to the friends and families of those killed and injured, I dedicate the poem to them and to those who defend our right to freedom of speech.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Panmelys Panmelys 27 January 2015

Value for poem is 7 but 10 for message passed on.

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Panmelys Panmelys 27 January 2015

I think the poem speaks for all who cherish democracy, and says what most of us feel, where we might not always agree with things written, but nonetheless freedom of speech; especially meant with a touch of humor, shud not be dominated by anyone using violence and hate to pass on their personal beliefs, in a world expanding and in which we have to learn from one another, how to adapt, behave, and tolerate many new cultures, without being afraid of being shot. it's important to teach children respect of the countries in which they live, asking always the question before each action: is this good for all living life everywhere? Panmelys 2015

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