Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Condy, Hold This Back. George. - Poem by Michael Shepherd

My Fellow Americans:
as loyal Americans,
we are committed to the spread of the freedoms
of democracy throughout the world
regardless of the cost,
to fight
so that peace may prevail
like oil on troubled waters. However
the forces of evil are insidious and
in order to resist them we must
be vigilant to root out the pernicious
forces of evil that are attacking
the very roots of
our own democracy. In 2005
I gave consent to wire-tap all
internal communications for
our own safety and the preservation of
our Am’r’c’nw’yl’fe and to limit
the right of free speech in order to
preserve the right to free speech
throughout the world.

But M’f’l’’w’m’r’c’ns - the
forc’v’l are unrelenting in their
campaign. I must therefore
ask you as true M’r’c’ns
to be vigilant to preserve our
w’life – watch those who claim
to be your neighbours – do not
hesitate to inform the r’l’v’t authorities
of any suspicions you may have. Even hearsay
will be recorded for future reference. Do not
fear for any loss of community spirit,
our Investigation Units only operate
in unmarked thought-conditioned vans
during hours of darkness. And to aid
your work for democracy I have
inaugurated, as your Commander In Chief
a Young Vigilantes Brigade of our
War for Peace Volunteers compulsorily enrolled
in each district.

My F’l’w’m’r’c’ns,
the price of peace is eternal vigilance
in order to bring peacenfreedom
to the world we must move forward and
abandon outmoded woolly liberal
concepts such as ‘peace’
and ‘freedom’ I am sure that
with your help, we shall win this
War for Peace G’dni’f’l’w’m’r’c’ns
and God bless America Who
Stands Alone for
Peace’nfr’d’m’nd’m’cr’cy


Comments about Condy, Hold This Back. George. by Michael Shepherd

  • (12/18/2005 4:17:00 PM)


    What set me off was the wire-tapping disclosures. I remembered that the 'State of emergency' was the mildest imposition that England, Germany and Occupied Europe had to undergo for six years 1939-45 - the irony of war, that aggressor, victim, and liberator all have to put themselves under the same deprivations of speech and freedom. Also the memory of Germany's slide from proud nationalism to degradation. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 18, 2005



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