In Search of My Father 2017 Writing Project

In Search of My Father 2017 Writing Project
In Search of My Father, 2017 writing project supported by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

R.I.P. FREEDOM OF SPEECH

I'd like to write ****
but I might offend someone
I'd like to write about *******
but I might offend someone
I'd like to say something about ****
but I might offend someone
I have an opinion on *********
but I might offend someone
I want to publish a poem about **********
but I might offend someone
I'd like to say I don't agree with ********
but I might offend someone
I want to think out loud about *******
but I might offend someone

I want to see how far free speech can r e a c h h h h h h h h h h h h h....

But as I have political correctness to thank,

and a yellow streak and a quiet life to live,
I'll have to draw a blank.


Ah, fuck it!

1 comment:

  1. We are the worse for it. The first half of my life, and at school people said what they thought, there was no second or third guessing, and the atmosphere was one of clarity. Nobody has a right to offend, but maybe nobody has the right to take offence either IMHO. I never have, whatever is said to me, becuase I feel that if someone genuinely feels it they should say it, get it in the open where it can be addressed and not left to fester and grow. We may still have to agree to disagree, but even that it is better than not saying at all.

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