Here is a worthy poem by David Martin:
The pen may be stronger than the sword
But pens, like guns, can be bought,
And battles of words, like battles with guns,
Can be unfairly fought.
Those who rule know all too well
The power of the word,
And so they ration carefully
The ones that can be heard.
In our land there’s little chance
That virtue will prevail
When “truth” is a consumer good
And words are all for sale.