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The Web Poetry Corner - James Bredin - Peace in Our Time

Peace in Our Time


James Bredin

We have media with hidden special agenda,
Bend the truth with their own pompous propaganda,
Freedom of expression curbed so it’s no longer allowed,
Can’t see that cartoon so now we’re completely cowed.

The world could end and we’ll never know how or why,
And we’re not allowed to think or ask or even defy?
Is there a need for dialogue about peace in our time?
Where is Winston Churchill for this victimless crime?

Why bother to be involved, you might ask yourself twice,
We won’t stand up for ourselves because we’re so nice,
We have to do what we’re told because we’re all wimps,
Incoming terrorists not given a second glimpse.

Did the media cave in on freedom of expression?
Or was it just an illusion in their profession?
Is this like Pravda and their official censor?
Produced in the Soviet socialist condenser.

Would our moral capitulation be such a loss?
Is there a forbidden information line we can’t cross?
Who should we ask; what should we do; where should we turn?
Should we change religions in order to learn?

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