Freedom of Speech

Freedom of speech

In a democracy

Is the cornerstone –

Of our liberty

Freedom of speech

Is freedom to say

What it is that makes –

Each one of us feel free

Freedom of speech

Should be fought for – 

Each and every day

Freedom of speech

Should be protected –

Or it will fade away

Freedom of speech

Should be savoured

As a privilege and a right

Freedom of speech

Has a problem

It is open to abuse

To those full of hate

Freedom of speech

Is not free

To those with prejudice

It is the price we pay

Freedom of speech

Should not be used to abuse

We need to protect its use

Freedom of speech

Is so precious

It is not freedom to spread hate

Freedom of speech

To you and me

Should be the basis – 

Of our humanity