January 7, 2015 (Thinking of Paris)

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January 7, 2015 (Thinking of Paris)

A mind that will shoot a cartoonist
for drawing a picture
will shoot a young girl
for picking up
a pen.

This is not a matter of lines being drawn,
but of the drawing of pen
or gun. `

We must be brave
on behalf of
the pens.

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A poem of sorts for the terrible massacre of the cartoonists and journalists at Charlie Hebdo and (not to sound pompous) for all those who fight for the right to be educated.

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6 Comments on “January 7, 2015 (Thinking of Paris)”

  1. hedgewitch Says:

    It is amazing to me how threatening thinking is to some people–and how much control some people feel they deserve to have over other people for no reason other than their own perceived specialness. This is deceptively simple and word for word, heavy and real as the rocky wasteland of civilization we seem to inhabit these days.

  2. lynn__ Says:

    Just this…thank you, K, for sharing YOUR pen with us…yes!

  3. brian miller Says:

    the more we think, the greater challenge we become to those that dont…that want to keep people ignorant as they are….

  4. ds Says:

    So true. Thank you for saying this. The great and tragic injustice of human life is that thought, and by extension art, can be taken as such a threat. The minds of so many must not be held hostage to the whims of the few.


  5. What can I say.. I agree.. but I’m afraid we will be more careful… and your pen is definitely needed. Thinking is dangerous to some.


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