The War Against Art

Ok Waleed

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First they came for believers

And I did not speak out

Because I didn’t believe


Then they came for artists

And I did not speak out

Because I couldn’t paint


Then they came for the musicians

And I did not speak out

Because I couldn’t play


Then they came for the poets

And I couldn’t speak

because I didn’t know what to say


Then they came for freedom

And then there was no one left

We are all imprisoned

  • Author: Ok Waleed (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 26th, 2023 09:24
  • Comment from author about the poem: I was inspired heavily
  • Category: Sociopolitical
  • Views: 11
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  • thinkerbell

    Very true...freedom of creative expression is being suppressed in many forms around much so that people engaged in creative pursuits feel imprisioned ... you're thoughts are very well expressed in your writing

    • Ok Waleed

      Thank you, it’s a scary times we live in, inauthenticity is being more celebrated than the real makes me not want to live at all

    • Doggerel Dave

      Thanks, Mate. 'I was inspired heavily...' By?

      • Ok Waleed

        First They Came by Pastor Martin Neimöller

        • Doggerel Dave

          Yes - worth a shout, that one.

        • Goldfinch60

          Fine words Ok but I have managed to find my way outside of the box and have freedom in my life.


          • Ok Waleed

            If everyone around you isn’t as free as you then you have found nothing worthy to be called free… sorry

            • Goldfinch60

              That is the thing Ok, we are many who have found our own way in life.


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