Free Minds Make Free Nations

and other bumper stickers

The bottom line reveals many writers condemn clichés
Out of the box thinkers label them lazy and feeble
Yet it’s Orwell’s argument that is worth it’s weight in gold
Like cockroaches in the cupboard, clichés quickly infest a careless mind

All you have to do is believe because one size fits all
War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.
I can only see a part of the picture he’s painting
One by one clichés build bricks in the wall

The wisest fools you’ll see beg to differ
What luck for rulers, that men do not think
One can blame clichés, but in the end
It’s everyone’s choice to throw caution to the wind

(A short poem using nothing but (or mostly) clichés, using Muldoon’s poem, Symposium as inspiration.)


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