Poets Speak Out

Keith Jeffries

Poets Speak Out


In the heart of Mother Russia,

there beats the drums of dissent.

Intellectuals, artists, writers and poets,

speak out against the dictatorial regime.

These men and women are held in esteem,

but find themselves incarcerated indeed.

Free expression in the arts is supressed,

because the authorities seem to know best.

The canvas, pen and ink,

are not afraid to blink.

Free hearts and true spirits rise up

and declare that they will not shut up.

Heroes of courage, the soul of the nation,

create their reality of the situation.

As of old these noble men and women,

will use their skills to defeat this fascism.

  • Author: Keith Jeffries (Offline Offline)
  • Published: May 3rd, 2023 18:46
  • Comment from author about the poem: At a time when autocrats are in the ascendancy it is important for those in the arts to be heard by all the people as they are the voices of truth and freedom.
  • Category: Sociopolitical
  • Views: 7

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