It is a fine right this freedom of speech
and grave an error to take it away,
words that are said are not cause to impeach
motives belie what is crafted to sway.
It is in the hand that writes undressed lies
that we confront the power in words written,
we find our true freedom’s untruths disguised
as naive belief of the unwitting.
Vested interest aside, what is left?
My best guess is a bored yawn of protest.
© 5 July 2007, I.D. Carswell