Fraiku: Freedom

Why are those who cry
Freedom loudest, waving the flag,
the first to ban books?


for Banned Books Week

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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17 Responses to Fraiku: Freedom

  1. ivor20 says:

    Freedom is banned everywhere …

    Liked by 1 person

  2. JeanMarie says:

    Good question

    uwa

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Asks the man who detests the poetic question.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Jeff Flesch says:

    Awesome poem. I also read your poem in the new edition of Free Verse Revolution today. It’s a beautiful poem. Congrats!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Annabel says:

    WOW, poignant and precise, as your verses always are!!

    Like

  6. equipsblog says:

    Excellent question!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. berniebell1955 says:

    As always – few words – much content. This is going in m’blog.

    I’m thinking of Fahrenheit 45 by Ray Bradbury…. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fahrenheit_451

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