Sunday, 7 April 2019

Julian Assange

Image by Gerhard Gellinger from Pixabay

Julian


He shone a torch on dirty deeds
they'd rather kept concealed.
The news was not their secrets, but
that they had been revealed.

A martyr failed for seven years;
press freedom but a jest.
What future for a Fourth Estate
who'd banner his arrest?

The arms deals and the cover-ups
were published so we'd know
just how debased they really were,
as files and emails show.

Beware the empire with a grudge;
they'll try to press him out.
He's charged with being guilty, and
there is no room for doubt.

A martyr failed for seven years;
press freedom but a jest.
What future for a Fourth Estate
who'd banner his arrest?