When I hear about book bans, I find myself scratching my head

Are we sauntering towards the dark ages instead

Of moving forward into the future, we’re going back at an accelerated pace

How can the freedom to read something not have a place

In a democracy, in the land of the free

In this day and age, where the world can at your fingertips be

How do we let some people’s biases decide

Which books to display and which ones to hide

From public eyes by restricting their access in libraries

Do they really think the readership of banned books would decrease?

If one wants to read, there are many ways

To procure any book anywhere these days

Efforts to ban books just seek to further divide

People divided by their ideologies worldwide..


Books are meant to broaden our views

Let readers retain their right to choose

A censored book is a voice silenced indeed

Silencing diverse voices is the last thing we need

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

3 thoughts on “Readstricted!

  1. Here in Florida where our governor is a little dictator-wannabe, things are starting to unravel. Kids are firing back ‘how dare you!’ How do you open a child’s mind if they don’t have the option to read what is out there?! I remember book banning happening when I was younger, but on a much smaller scale, yet books were gotten. You might keep them out of schools, but not so with public libraries and book stores. This is so nuts.


      1. When my kids were younger, one mom said she wanted her child to be shocked when he went out into the world. I wondered why you would ever want to do that to a child. Are all these bannings supposed to ‘protect’ our kids from the ‘outside’ world? Dumbest thing ever.


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