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0215 Name The Devil And...
MS (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

0215 Name The Devil And...

How long?

how long before the measures
put in place by the state
'for our protection'
become the apparatus
of a repressive and
totalitarian state?

'Oh it can't happen here, we're a free country'...

but children never know the experience of
their parents' lost inner freedoms of the mind.

How long?
Start counting

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Comments (2)

As always, a thought provoking piece Michael. Excellent sentiment put into a very tight and consumate poetic parcel. I hope the count surpasses the ability of our children.
Excellent piece Michael, containing enough menacing undertone to force the question. I always thought that poetry can be a strong form for propaganda, but few poets suceed (influence of Soviet Social realism still prevails) . This succeeds well.