Treasure Island

Babatunde Aremu


See What They've Done


Can you imagine what they've done?
Can you see the impacts of their acts?
We told them but they refused
They were completely adamant
They removed God from schools
And spared the rods
The children were spoilt
They made the children 'free'
Free to disobey the parents
Free to arrest and sue the parents
They are even free to carry guns
Indeed they are now carrying guns
Into the schools in place of Holy Books
The hale of their gun shots
Cuts down the innocents
The blast of their grenade
Kills and maim on the streets,
Cinemas, race courses, parks
Now we are asking what is wrong
Well, freedom is not always freedom
The 'liberty' to deny God in schools
Has manisted violence on the streets,
Home, polities, campuses and all over
Now see what you've done

Submitted: Friday, April 19, 2013
Edited: Friday, April 19, 2013

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The cascade efffects of earlier decisions to take Bible out of schools and spared the rods is depravity of morality and violence we are witnessing today. Something needs to be done

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  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (4/23/2013 9:46:00 AM)

    You wrot about the fact Books forbade many things and we are the only cover of the Books this is the problem well writ (Report) Reply

  • Anthony Di''anno (4/19/2013 9:43:00 AM)

    We and our world are at war with ourselves right now. We fail to recognise that violent acts of enforced belief lead only to violent acts of ignorance. Yes there is a lot wrong with our world and there is a lot wrong with us. We have forgotten how to be our warm and loving selves. We have forgotten how to reach out and freely give of our selves. We have forgotten how to connect.

    Our governments and main stream media play their part in feeding our minds full of negative low brow meaningless divisive gibberish. They want us believing in them. They want us beholden to them. They want us divided. They hide in the shadows of secret societies and they believe that greed and corruption should be our gods.
    They control our reality. Surely there isn't a soul on this planet that doesn't ache to be in constant contact with the source of all peace and love?
    Who is really pulling our strings and pushing our buttons?
    A well written thought provoking poem Babatunde :) (Report) Reply

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