Freedom Is A Crime – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“You cannot buy the revolution. You cannot make the revolution. You can only be the revolution. it is your spirit, or it is nowhere.” Ursula K. Le Guin

Freedom Is A Crime

The reign of soft comfortable terror,
the reign of necessity is upon us,
everything defined by power is suddenly sacred,
democracy is consuming itself in a frenzy of 
suicide, all freedom is referenced to protecting
money, but never ours, only that which is taken 
from us because what is given was never actually
given in the first place.

Our institutions are proverbial frogs boiling,
they have duped us in their complicit duplicity
with the vanities of politics, so much is  now
don't, everything must be authorised, you shouldn't
behave that way, everyone must conform in order 
to perform life, the sheep bleat, but woe betide they 
should bark; to challenge, to dissent, is to know that 
paradox, ever old, that freedom is a crime.


Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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34 responses to “Freedom Is A Crime – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Too many don’t see this. Well said!

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  2. Well written, i fully agree with you, Paul! Happy Easter! 🙂 Lets take the eggs we are not eating for other purposes. 😉 xx Michael

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  3. You can be free as long as you do what I tell you to do and think what I tell you to think.

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  4. Wonderful writing with a sad subject

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  5. There’s so much truth within your written words. It’s sad to witness world events and learn true hypocrisy.

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  6. Intense. Well penned!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. “Our institutions are proverbial frogs boiling,
    they have duped us in their complicit duplicity”
    Sadly so true ~ epic truth within your words. Well done.

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  9. So relevant to what is going on around us now, Paul. Well-said!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. lync56

    Wow great powerful poem – needs to be said and called out

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