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Are We Not Free?:

Ye say that nothin' changes;
That all we're tryin' t' do is fer naught.
Ye say that nothing's wrong,
That we should be acceptin' of our fate.

But why should we simply accept things as they are?

Are we no' a free people?
Are we no' allowed t' speak our minds?

Every man, every woman in this land,
Has the freedom t' choose their own path.
If our ideals must beg us differ,
Then that too is a part of the change that grips us.

What exactly do ye have t' fear?
If yer stoic in ye ideal that nothin' will ever change.
Why not simply ignore us;
A passin' flight o' fancy that we are...

Yet still ye try, ye attempt t' change our minds.
Ye pacify us with the notion of acceptance,
Highlightin' the fact that the world is fine.
Ye say that this is the way that things should be!

That m'friend, is yer personal freedom;
I'll not impinge upon it, fer it be yours.
I only ask, if ye could kindly mind,
Not to treat us, like we're bleedin' blind...

-Chen Yuan Wen, 18th July 2013
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Aye maties,

Scottish accents are always th' best fer this sort of speech-makin'. Anyway, a lot of people like t' always say 'this is fine' or 'that is fine', 'just accept it'.

Well clearly if it was satisfyin' everybody there wouldn't be dissent. The thing is, does it really matter if someone doesn't agree? If they don't, they don't. That's their choice. Ye'll feel all sorts of emotions about it, but at the end of the day, if ye really believe in somethin' stand fer it. Attemptin' t' change a point of view is like bringing down a wall with a tiny stone. Sometimes ye hit the right spot but more often than not ye fail.

Course, yer free t' try endlessly if that's what satisfies ye; just remember that the other guy has the right t' right the same.

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

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DorkaliciousRisa Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist
wow, this is very powerful and not gonna lie but i actually read it in a scottish accent Giggle attempted* anyway
joeshmoelb Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Everyman is born free, the moment he learns his first word he becomes chained.
smokedragon Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Live and let live. It's a simple idea, and you'd think it'd be easier for people to understand. Unfortunately, people are meddlesome. Always meddling with each other and with things they shouldn't. It's sad, really. Maybe someday things will change. Until then, I'll continue to only use the phrase "it's fine" with a healthy helping of sarcasm. You make your point well in this piece :)
lolnyny Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
omg!!! This is sooo good! defenitly one of my Fav!
Godnhumans Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
liberalism is the source of all evil
quentinwrites Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very original and kind of... cute? :P
PoisonPenPresents Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Moments like these make me wish that I had an accent X3
I love your poem though.
Starburst3353 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, and as always, this is amazing and so true! :+favlove:
DarlingDetermination Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry for not commenting lately, dear. This is, as usual spectacular and totally original. :)
SECRET-NINJA-SUPER-M Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this one, it's well worded and makes a great point. ^_^  Also, glad you approve of our accent, you used it well.
dragonofyang Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderfully written! And this is very true considering all of the political turmoil going on in America.
Michael-J-Hawk Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:iconluffyplz: Monkey D. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates approve of this.
Annika-san Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Writer
it's wonderful and i simply adore your thought but by personal experience your fate will come and hit you in the face if you try to fight it and take someone you love dearly away from you.
Feanor-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amen, sir!  And again, Amen!
In this day and age, it's the people who push the hardest and cry the loudest for tolerance that are the most intolerant.  They say that everyone is entitled to their opinion, until our opinion contradicts their's... then suddenly there are rules.
...But I'm not going to get up on my political soap-box and preach...
Very well said and worded, as always.
I admire and appreciate your artful bluntness and your willingness to say what must be said. :)
CrescentNubila Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
If only the world knew this.

Beautiful literature as always! Love
GodsGirlRachel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student General Artist
I do think that ye should send this ta Congress, and the wonderful President. >w<
klevry1 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it seems to me yer practicin' fer multiple talents boyo XD
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