Discontented (2-Verse Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Some say, “Content cries out to be free.”
Oddly, that’s what some users decree.
Whether poetry, art,
Software, songs from the heart,
They deny there’s a rightful payee.

They think copyright laws are oppressive.
They deem fees, even tiny, excessive.
But if they don’t get paid,
Their attorney brigade
Will surely become quite aggressive.

(Sunday Scribblings prompts us with the word free.)

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7 Responses to “Discontented”

  1. An interesting take on the word “free”. I support copyrights, especially when I put so much effort into my work!

    Happy Monday :)

  2. madkane says:

    Thanks for your comment, Mehreen. I agree with you completely.

  3. Jingle says:

    true and love your wisdom here.

  4. Meryl Jaffe says:

    Here, Here! Another wonderful poem.

  5. madkane says:

    Thanks very much Jingle and Meryl!

  6. Lilibeth says:

    Is that what they call “freeware” or “stolen goods”? I fight the battle with plagiarism every year in my classes. It’s just so hard for them to understand the word!

  7. madkane says:

    Lilibeth, what you’re referring to is certainly part of it. But the problem goes well beyond what you’re talking about.