Can ya tell me how ta get ta Utopia?

• Author’s Note: An answer to the “freedom speech”, which used the “freedom” word 19 times, now ten years later.

Freedom Way PGFreedom Way,
how light that sounds
freedom way
down where chains abound
freedom way
from humanity’s needs
freedom the way
the capitalist feeds.
From my window
through the bars
dreams and myths
are not that far
huddling, herding,
beneath the rails
in the damp and stench
of tearful trails
the way to freedom
from justice freed
turn right alas
on no place road
no map you’ll need.

Dr T.P. Wilkinson writes, teaches History and English, directs theatre and coaches cricket between the cradles of Heine and Saramago. He is author of Unbecoming American: A War Memoir and also Church Clothes, Land, Mission and the End of Apartheid in South Africa. Read other articles by T.P..