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At School, I Read Freely

At school, I read freely
Of Kipling’s poetry.
No one told me
What my thought ought
To be.

Today there is an urge
To purge
His poetry.
Yet, in “Recessional”, we see
The fire of empire die.

They hector
And lecture.
While I,
And those like me,
Retreat into our poetry.