Spaghetti Junction

 

Happy Independence Day! 

 

Not for a minute think we’re free.  There are social, economic and political battles left to win. You’re not free in your own country where untold hundreds track every phone call and e-mail you make in private.  We are in a spaghetti junction where challenges come from everywhere.  I dug out a Francis Duggan poem for you.  I enjoyed reading it. 

 

The True Meaning Of Freedom
  

Many look on what constitutes freedom one might say differently
What seems free to you may not seem free to me
To be ruled by your own people to you as freedom does count
But in the true meaning of freedom that to little amount.
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To be ruled by your own people may be seen as quite okay
But if you have to be careful with the words you do say
Then you are not a free person despite about it how you may feel
Your idea of freedom to me does not appeal.
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Of love of Country you are one who brag
And your patriotism you carry in your National flag
But despite this your Government you seemingly fear
And they only tell you what you need to hear.
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Patriotic songs and ballads many like to sing
And to their admiration of freedom fighters they fervently do cling
And if that’s your idea of freedom well that suits me fine
Though your ideas on life are quite different to mine.
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 Francis Duggan
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Hope you liked it too.  Now tell me, what is your idea of independence…?

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