Eric Cockrell


Freedom Aint Free, Anymore! - Poem by Eric Cockrell

four padded walls,
food on a tray.
no sunlight, no darkness,

bare bulbs, and time crawling by...
'speak no evil, see no evil',
watching every move...

freedom aint free, anymore!
his crime that of words,
and even worse, thoughts...

a failure to follow,
too defiant to kneel...
sitting still as a mountain,

as firm his resolve...
beaten down, in the name of peace...
freedom aint free, anymore!


Comments about Freedom Aint Free, Anymore! by Eric Cockrell

  • Cosmic Dreamer (12/29/2011 5:16:00 PM)


    This reminds me of the plight of 20 year old Jabbar Savalan who was recently pardoned by the president of Azerbaijan after pressure from Amnesty International... His crime? ... He stood up for his rights via facebook and was imprisoned... Freedom can be free if we all stand together... Support Amnesty International... I really like this one... Great poem.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 29, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, December 30, 2011


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