The PamphleteerYour words inspired the massesThe Pamphleteer by Freedomfighter6
And encouraged them to take a stand
But how quickly the people turned against you
And cast you aside with a flick of the hand
From the Isles’ of home you sailed
With The Prophet of Tolerance’s aid
And in the City of Brothers during debates of rebellion
It was you who would persuade
The sense of revolution became common
With your writings fanning the flames
Undergoing the fatigue of this noble cause
And becoming a distinguished name
The war was soon over, but not for you
As duty called from back across the oceans
New battles needed to be fought for freedom
So you journeyed on to promote your radical notions
But things went awry in your quest for reason
For this became an age of repression and dread
As those in power grew hostile, you were judged as a traitor
And just barely managed to keep your head
Your final work was your undoing
Which destroyed the reputation you once possessed
For daring to critique the superstitions of the day
The people n
Celestial North KoreaWhen I first reached the afterlife, I was filled with excitement. What believer wouldn’t be? It’s what we had been waiting for throughout our entire mortal lives. What our pastors and priests on Earth had assured us would be our final resting place in the great beyond. I would at last be reunited with my parents; I would experience the joy of all the pleasures of the universe in a realm without pain or tears; I would stand in the presence of the Almighty and be with Him for eternity, feeling a kind of love and happiness unobtainable on Earth. The promises of all these things kept me in anticipation for the day my soul would ascend to Paradise.Celestial North Korea by Freedomfighter6
But then once I finally arrived, and I had a look around the ethereal Kingdom, I noticed that it didn’t look quite like how I imagined it would be. There were no pearly gates, no streets of gold, no fluffy clouds, not even St. Peter at the entrance to check if our names were in the Book of Life. Just a strange void filled with r
Liberty Enlightening the WorldI’ve seen you in photos, but never up closeLiberty Enlightening the World by Freedomfighter6
Your legacy is known far and wide
The statue of freedom and opportunity
That lights the New York seaside
Your city would look barren without you
You testament of hope and good will
Though these days, I fear that what you symbolize
Will soon be buried in a landfill
If the ideals you embody are taken away
Will you still be the same?
Or shall you take on a new meaning
And set the old ones aflame?
Will you throw down the torch of the past
And take up the sword of tyranny?
Cutting down the tired and poor
In some cruel twist of irony?
Will you use the chains at your feet
To bind those you once adored?
Shall you cast out the ones you welcomed
And lock shut the golden door?
Is this what will become of you
If oppression has its way?
To be gilded in pledges of freedom
While in reality succumbing to decay?
Or will you remain steadfast to your principles
And refuse to be a puppet of some regime?
To resist ignorance and hatred
And revive the America
Fall of the Galactic RepublicThe fighting is over, yet no one cheersFall of the Galactic Republic by Freedomfighter6
The war has been won, but we have lost even so
All we held dear is no more
As we allowed tyranny to silently grow
For years our Republic decayed, as we were distracted
War spread through the planets, tearing our union apart
Desperate for security, we sacrificed our freedom
For we thought he had our best interests at heart
We barely even fought our own battles
Our artificial army had that under control
We stayed home, safe from the war
While they fought for us, regardless of the death toll
The troops were led by our esteemed guardians
That ancient order of robed knights
Who since the dawn of our government
Had pledged to uphold our rights
But our protectors were branded traitors
In a heinous act of calumny
The friends and allies that stood by us for millennia
Now just bodies strewn throughout the galaxy
Killed by the soldiers under their direction
And betrayed by one of their own
With the execution of a single command
Their entire order was overth
Student of history (majoring in it in college) and an appreciator of art. I like listening to music, watching YouTube videos, and spending time with my friends.
I try to avoid collectivist mentalities and the practice of identity politics. All it does is create more unnecessary tribalism and belittles the importance of being an individual. How you behave as a person and how you treat others is more important than your labels.
I still have much to learn in life, but over time I hope to improve myself and do something worthwhile.