Murdering Freedom – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“The public needs to know the kinds of things a government does in its name ….” Edward Snowden

Murdering Freedom

Cloth mouthed wanderers,
railing at the world of make believe
as if life seen through the mind is
real in any sense, more a horror of
cards teetering, as protected lies
shake at their foundations, risking
a tumbling facade of fictions that
the machine guards with its life,
willing to silence the whistle
by murdering freedom.


Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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13 responses to “Murdering Freedom – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I had this very coversation with a work colleague yesterday. Synchronicity.

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  2. as protected lies
    shake at their foundations, risking
    a tumbling facade of fictions that
    the machine guards with its life,

    Holy shamoley. Ain’t that just the way it really is, though? Well done, Paul!


    David

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  3. Frighteningly resonant. You said it all, Paul.

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