Liberty lost


We have lost our liberty 

by giving into fear. 

By shaking our self-confidence 

authorities can steer 

us into strange behaviour 

like scrambling for a shot 

that gives dubious protection 

from a flu so few have got. 

The media spreads hysteria 

and sheeple fall in line, 

afraid to feel the consequence 

of jail or hefty fine. 

The awful thought of painful death 

is beat across our backs. 

The government has ceased control 

and stopped us in our tracks. 

In two short the world has changed. 

We rarely get to see 

expressions of a friendly face. 

Forced to mask ain’t free!