Freedom of Speech – Charlie Hebdo

by thom amundsen

We were tested today, is word allowed

to speak in utterances, scream aloud

our freedoms, our ability to breathe

in energy evils presently seethe.

~

Remember as a child when first we learned

civic responsibilities, speech earned.

Tomorrow, next week, again, we honor

human lives. We must destroy dishonor.

~

‘War’ donned my Stop signs across the city

we wanted to speak out loud our pity.

In order to be heard we took a chance

some laughed, calling it spoken elegance.

~

12 dead, more wounded, violent release

the freedom of words, belittled, sweet peace

6 Responses to “Freedom of Speech – Charlie Hebdo”

  1. When freedom resorts to un-self-censored provocation it always seems to generate a violent response; and outrage . . .

  2. the talking heads (media) are now speaking of the press being ‘soft targets.’ Such a sad reality toward scaring a public already too frightened to speak for themselves.

  3. The scum of the Muslim world shows its head again.

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