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I have a deep distrust and dislike of censorship. Moreover, I’ve always harboured a naïve conviction that if the people in our democratic society were able to see and read and hear everything done in their name, they’d take a very different line at the ballot box.

Obviously it goes without saying that, for the sake of decency and absolutely nothing else, they’ll never be given this opportunity.

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Strange how much becomes unclear,
How little can be realised
When that which we all rightly fear
Is first examined and revised
And neatly sanitized.

Strange how little filters past
The deep desiring to cleanse;
The straining out from first to last,
The poison from the pens,
The violence from the lens.

Stranger how restraint is urged
Where such has never ever been;
Where smell and hell are deftly purged
Before they reach the screen –
The filters come between.

Strange the image that I dreamed,
Too fearful ever to confide;
Unsifted and unclean it seemed,
And so unpurified.
I was terrified,
I almost died…

Strange how much becomes unclear,
How little can be realised
When that which we all rightly fear
Is first examined and revised…
First examined and revised…
First examined and revised
And neatly sanitized.

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from Recorded At Rocker's: Beau, released November 3, 2014
© C J T Midgley
Published by Cherry Red Songs
Original release on “Fables & Façades” (Cherry Red Records)

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