Words, Thoughts, and the Molding of Freedom

Costume of the allegorical figure "Rhetor...
Costume of the allegorical figure “Rhetoric” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Words and thoughts
flow liberally,
worried not for
a deficiency in truth.
Words and thoughts
flow liberally
basking in their own
power to prove.
Wrapped not even in
the reality of the speaker,
and worried not for
a deficiency in truth,
rhetoric grows stronger
as the grasp becomes weaker,
freedom is just another word
to be abused.
Wrapped not even in
the reality of the speaker
as it molds an intellect
unused and easily confused,
leaders pick and choose
their truth for power,
freedom is just another word
to be abused.
Even as the stench of deception
grows fouler,
we close our eyes
along party lines and pray
as leaders pick and choose
their truth for power,
dignity is left to live alone
beyond the fray.
Words and thoughts
flow liberally
as we close our eyes
along party lines and pray.

For Dungeon Prompts: Freedom

11 Comments

  1. Wise reflection that flows beautifully Sreejit. I can see some common threads in our responses to your prompt. Freedom nowadays hinges on whether or not we are informed about what is really true.

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