When?

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With Hullabaloo 22

When did we lose the ability

to think for ourselves?

Start listening to fools?

Start embracing conspiracy

instead of the fact of science

Become town folk, torches held high,

screaming 'burn the witches?

Become afraid?

When did empathy become

something to be frowned on?

Tolerance usurped

by intolerance?

Incomprehension is ruling our heads

while our hearts have been

turned to stone.


 

 


Submitted: June 16, 2020

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hullabaloo22

It's sad the way things seem to be going. Thanks for the opportunity to collaborate with this.

Tue, June 16th, 2020 7:03pm

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Thank you, Hull!

Tue, June 16th, 2020 12:36pm

Reaper

At this point i stopped caring about what is going on around me. Stupidity is lifes goal now. Lol. Great poem.

Tue, June 16th, 2020 8:59pm

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I wish I could stop caring' thank, Reap!

Tue, June 16th, 2020 2:02pm

88 fingers

If you really think about it, it's all bullshit, politics, religion, entertainment, life in general. You just have to get your shovel and clear a path through the muck and maybe, just maybe find the truth. But you might not like what you find.

Tue, June 16th, 2020 10:12pm

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Thanks, 88--and it is all bullshit to a point, but if you stop worrying about, say, politics, all we're going to end up with is the bottom of the barrel people like Trump, because they're playing the game and you're not, and their's is the only voice one hears; and bullshit or not, their vision or lack of same effects us all. Now is the time for us who give a shit about the direction of the country to speak out, not drop out

Tue, June 16th, 2020 3:45pm

88 fingers

I'm a bit jaded. I don't see any difference between Democrats or Republicans. They only care about us when it's election time. Then they don't want to hear from us til the next election. I'm all for change, but changing one pair of shit stained underwear for another pair of less shit stained underwear, well we as a people could and should do better and wear a new clean pair of underwear.

Tue, June 16th, 2020 11:37pm

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I understand your point, 88, but I at least vote for the party that's likely to support the things you care about; in my view, we're seeing how destructive apathy when it comes to voting is. Many share your view, understandably, and a morally-bankrupt idiot is the result. Our apathy has created him, and only our vote will destroy him

Wed, June 17th, 2020 7:21am

Derina Peng

I didn't see it was collaborated with Hulls after I read this. I thought it was bit different than your usual tone. Somehow Hully, then I know. Great job from both of you!

Tue, June 16th, 2020 11:38pm

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Thank you, from both of us, Derina

Wed, June 17th, 2020 7:13am

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