FREEDOM. A Poem By Bob Shepherd

For thousands of years people have fought
For what they were fed?
No… for what they thought
But now we have a different fight
For what is wrong and for what is right
We live in an age of super technology
And we’re told that we’re lucky to be in a democracy
So who is wrong, and who is right?
If anyone stands strong, will there be a fight?
Our leaders say that they’re here for us
“But get on with your lives without a fuss”
Some time ago now, democracy did die
And we’re all just supposed to turn a blind eye
The poor get poorer, the rich get rich
While the giant corporates sell their spin and pitch
Presidents and Prime Ministers are bought and sold
As they’ve been lobbied by the corporates
To do as they’re told
No longer should the people have to despair
As they’ve gone day to day
On a wing and a prayer
It’s come from our leaders, weakness and lies
To show the people the way
To their deserved prize
So be as one, as unity is great
It will allow us, the people…to unlock the gate
Our prize is a life worth living at last
We don’t want our children to live in our past
Get out and call that freedom is fair
Let’s go back to a life where it’s right to share
No more Elites working the great divide
Where the shrinking middle classes have to abide
I’m having to write for a very fair prequel
We deserve a true government
Of…by…and for the people
We were there once before, or so I’ve been told
That time is now, for all the people to be bold

Published by: bobshepherdauthor

Bestselling author Bob Shepherd has spent nearly forty years operating in conflict areas around the world. A twenty year veteran of Britain’s elite 22 SAS Regiment with nearly two decades of private security work to his credit, Bob has successfully negotiated some of the most dangerous places on earth as a special forces soldier and a private citizen. Bob comments regularly on security issues and has appeared on CNN International, BBC, SKY News, and BBC Radio. He has also authored numerous articles and books including the Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller The Circuit. In addition to writing and lecturing, Bob continues to advise individuals operating in hostile environments. For more of his insights on security and geopolitics visit

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6 thoughts on “FREEDOM. A Poem By Bob Shepherd”

  1. Hi Bob, I run the veterans writing group, Would you like use to put this on our blog? We promote via fb, twitter, and linkedin, so you’d get a wider audience. There’s no cost at all, it’s just vets helping vets. Best wishes Mark Iles

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