Alfred Barna


Am I Free?


Politicians and media proclaim I am free
Never mind the prison walls all around me
Right wing, left wing flying upon all our backs
Thieving private bankers cover up their tracks
How can depriving me of all of my rights
Protect me from the evils of all the world’s plights
How can saying some are too big to fail
Yet some are too small, and allowed to flail
Unless we realize that politicians cannot save us
For all control systems want nothing but enslave us

Media is but the mouthpieces of corporations
While Monsanto& FDA kills us via food and inoculations
They would not eat what they expect you to sow
As long as you pay for license whatever you grow
Pyramids are wonders for the elite to adore
But not for the backs of the builders and the poor
To prison a desperate man robbing to feed a hungry child
Yet Wall Street robs trillions, and punishment is mild
IMF sternly warns austerity and taxes for big and for small
Yet somehow they themselves pay no income taxes at all

We would not need protections from terrorist’s bombs
If all the injustices were dealt with, instead of force of arms
We think nothing of more agencies to kill and surveil, and remove our guns
Instead of just allowing people to protect themselves and loved ones
Magna Carta and Constitution were responses to bad kings and those of evil bend
Rights are like gardens, to keep them green you always must tend
Wars make bankers richer, for the both sides they fund in the build
And after the horrors, finance the rebuild and the caskets for those killed
Man may subjugate man, but one thing he shall never win in a war
The battle over his greed and ambition or the needs of the lowly and poor

Submitted: Friday, April 26, 2013
Edited: Friday, April 26, 2013

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  • Patricia Grantham (9/16/2013 8:10:00 AM)

    An excellent poem in all of its substance and details. We may not be
    chained and bound but are we really free? The seeds of injustice,
    inequality, immorality among others are still being sown among us.
    We will persevere and overcome. Thanks for sharing this. (Report) Reply

  • Babatunde Aremu (4/26/2013 4:22:00 AM)

    Great poem. Man is free yet everywhere is in chain says J.J. Rosseau. Your poem captured what the world is going through today. The chains need to be broken (Report) Reply

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