A Stanza On Freedom

THEY are slaves who fear to speak
For the fallen and the weak;
They are slaves who will not choose
Hatred, scoffing, and abuse,
Rather than in silence shrink
From the truth they needs must think;
They are slaves who dare not be
In the right with two or three.

by James Russell Lowell

Comments (2)

I get the message you are trying to get across. Be careful with those adjectives again in this one. You lost your flow a bit. Well done.
Hunter, two crits.. watch repetition of words (eg. unknown) and get rid of dots in line 12 - unnecessary. Otherwise, the poem works and you have a developing craft that you should be proud of. Ms. Elata is quite incorrect. S.