Poetry by Jeff Green

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The Nations of the Free

by cricketjeff on August 14.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

Now we bask in sunny uplands in the Nation of the Free
Doing nothing we’re ashamed of, so we don’t mind who can see
But it really doesn’t matter they won’t come for you and me
We are safe in pretty houses made of glass

I don’t underpay my taxes (well not much at any rate)
So the government won’t hurt me, it’s a law abiding state
They would never make me doubt that the Policeman is my mate
We are safe in pretty houses made of glass

If my teenagers get silly they can trust the men in blue,
I could never raise a rebel who would look for something new
Every child should be a robot who will bid free speech adieu
We are safe in pretty houses made of glass

Everyone who won’t believe me is a terrorist or fool
There’s no need for private spaces if you all obey my rule
And forget about the freedoms that they offered you in school
We are safe in pretty houses made of glass

Any politician reading hang your head in abject shame
Constant oversight’s your duty but you only play the game
In our states, less free than China, you can’t see it’s you to blame
Can’t you see you’ve built a fortress out of glass?

Author notes

We appear to be in an era of lawless governments. Magna Carta and the US constitution, the EU’s treaties all routinely ignored by politicians in the name of “the war on X” but real wars have rules too. The free World made that clear at Nuremberg.