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When I was born you loved me
Told me I was rare
That I was special

Then a feeling came about you
Fear crept in
And I was considered scary

You pushed me away
Shoved me into darkness
Forgot I existed

But a light came on
I was honored once again
A new idea and new hope

Yet back I went again
I was considered dangerous
They knew I could change you

So I was killed
Forgotten and lost once more
You hated me
But what is this?
Your looking for me
Yes, you want me back

But why?
Yesterday I was hated
Today I am needed

What about tomorrow?
Are you going to leave me again?
Well are you?

Yes, I was right.
Yet again I am banned
I am censored

Why you may ask?

Because I am your thoughts
Your words
Your actions

They love me,
But feared are they
For I have power

A power they can only dream of
I can help you or hurt you
But you decide.
i was looking at the challenge list and came across this number, censored.

it made me think back to banned books, websites, bookburnings, dictatorships and their control over people, old puritan ways, and periods in history where freedom of thought was often censored. people were told what they can and cannot think, read, write, believe, or be. censorship. it was alive then, and is still alive today in banned books, and school control of students web-browsing.

if it was wrong before when Hitler, Stalin, and many others did it, shouldnt it still be wrong now?

the poem goes through from the beginning where at one time, freedom of though was precious:

Athens: first democratic country, where people voted and chose themselves

onto other periods under control by the church where everyone was suppose to think one way, and be a certain kind of person, no choice

through each stanza it changes going through the periods as life changed, revolutions and civil war showed love of freedom while dictatorships hated it, and people such as Hitler were fearful of it

anyway i talked to long, this is for the :icon100themeschallenge: variation 3
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:iconunforgottendoom:
I love it. This reminds me of what's happening in China.
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sazame-kusaka May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks XD and i didnt know anything was happening... whats going on over there?
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:iconunforgottendoom:
They're banning a whole bunch of stuff including unhappy endings and time travel in media.
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sazame-kusaka May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow that stinks.. unhappy endings and time travel are awesome!!!
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:iconunforgottendoom:
I know. It's confusing why they'd do that.
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sazame-kusaka May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
idk.. to be different?
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:iconkallia-goldenwings:
I think that is just so true I am just never sure why any thing is banned
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sazame-kusaka May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
me either but things are, and its wrong
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