Not Only In Virginia.

To deny the written word,

to seek to erase words

that might offend

is as criminal

as the act in which they were used

to demonise in the first place;

not only in Virginia it seems

can a word see a book banned

from being taught

but why stop there, lets place a prohibition

upon all literature,

all words,

give them a life sentence

for in the beginning

was the word

and now that word

is mute.


Ian D. Hall 2016