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With some of them we may agree
With others we may disagree.
They try to get their point across
It’s sometimes gold it’s sometimes dross.
But even if it isn’t bought
At least it may give pause for thought.
And when there’s put a stop to news
These poets still will air their views,
Until they’re put behind barbed wire
As dictators express their ire.
They’ve been around since olden times
With their seditious little rhymes,
And yes we may think some are daft
But still we can admire their craft.

Copyright © Dennis N. O’Brien, 2011