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Poem on Alan Turing: I Beg Your Pardon?

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  1. A pardon? A PARDON?? All involved with what happened to Alan Turing and those treated like him, should be on their knees begging forgiveness for their actions.

  2. Lovely

  3. Craig Nelson 27 Dec 2013, 5:20pm

    It’s a very good and poignant poem. Deserves to be read by many people.

  4. What a wonderful poem. So true. Thank you.

  5. Helge Vladimir Tiller 27 Dec 2013, 7:05pm

    Dean Atta, that is a warm and beautiful way of expressing gratitude and justice to Alan Turing, one of UK’s great sons ! You are great too, because every part of your body and mind vibrates from humanity and righteousness. A warm hug from Norway and Scandinavia !

  6. jonnielondon 27 Dec 2013, 8:24pm

    Here! Here!

  7. Christopher in Canada 28 Dec 2013, 2:25am

    Now why am I thinking about rose gardens (and pricks)?

    All puns intended.

  8. Good. Hope its stirs up more thought for action.and recompense for others too.

  9. with a florid tongue i say, ‘ghastly poem’! a brilliant man, nonetheless, but an awful rap-type poem in his honour, blah! putting tom daley in the same context as turing is criminal! (separately, isn’t there (non-)reaction to daley coming out (the shrill, “That’s not news!”) what we’re all striving for?! ‘He’s gay, who cares?!’). awful poem!

    i regard turing the man differently from most of what i read here. i shall sum what i think of him with but a word: genius. the fact that he was gay, and has become a true gay icon for many, is not seeing the forest for the trees. he was so much more! two men to also mention, when venerating alan turing, is dilly knox and gordon welchman. fight the power!

  10. I enjoy reading cringe-making bad poems written by 12 year-olds so thanks for this!

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