“Prisoner of Conscience”

The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Bone of Contention.”

 Pick a contentious issue about which you care deeply — it could be the same-sex marriage debate, or just a disagreement you’re having with a friend. Write a post defending the opposite position, and then reflect on what it was like to do that. 

Prisoner of Conscience
Amnesty international protesting outside the Saudi Embassy in Vienna VA against the caning of a writer who had criticized the Saudi religious establishment

I rarely if at all post anything political on my Aspiring Writer site, however a daily prompt has forced the issue.

As an intern I write articles for an online site titled, Tremr.com and when I read the prompt several days ago, I immediately thought of the article I wrote about the issues bloggers in other countries have and who cannot utilize their freedoms of speech as freely as I do in America.

Raif Badawi, is a Saudi Arabian blogger who was imprisoned for starting a liberal online forum to encourage discussion and debate in his country.

So all of my writers, bloggers, and poets with your next posting take a few minutes to appreciate the freedoms we all share while others cannot.

This concludes the once yearly posting outside of my norm.




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