Eric Cockrell

Civil Disobedience - Poem by Eric Cockrell

civil disobedience...
daring acts of courage?
peaceful rebellion.

when, by choice, the freedom
of one is sacrificed for the
freedom of many.

believing that all men, and
women, are indeed equal...
in needs, rights, beliefs, and desire.

believing that no man
ever owns another man....
that dignity is not for sale.

believing that no man, or woman,
is ever free until all are free....
and all share the right to respect,

and the right to be individual,
with the need for community.
obeying the law of liberty

over the threats of the
law of the land... choosing
to stand, stay firm, and deliver.

putting feet to ideals, and
hands to the plow....
now you must choose!

civil disobedience...
a criminal act.... or
the cost of freedom!

Comments about Civil Disobedience by Eric Cockrell

  • Zainab Zaheen (8/24/2011 9:32:00 PM)

    very well written. The message is very strong. I love this line below..

    when, by choice, the freedom
    of one is sacrificed for the
    freedom of many.

    When you do have the time please read comment and vote for my poem (one voice)
    I would really value your opinion.

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  • Hans VrHans Vr (8/24/2011 4:42:00 PM)

    Good poem with a great message (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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