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Freedom of speech is dead-

Wokeness killed her

Shot a gun through her head.

In our societal goal to progress,

Our freedoms are starting to regress

We hide what we think;

We hide what we feel-

Espousing ideologies

That aren’t even real.

Worry of judgement

Haunts us each day.

If we speak our minds,

What will others say?

hidden hate starts to grow;

we feel hidden shame.

We don’t dare speak up

Say society is to blame

We allow banning books;

We script what we say,

Since those who speak up

Are ostracized everyday.

America — The land that was once

The land of the free-

Feels like a woke cage

Where We’re trapped endlessly.



Debbie Miller

I am a child of the universe, poet, philosopher and idealist and teacher.