DETRACTORS

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Detractors try to tear you down
To reduce you to their plain,
Decrying you, lying to you
Until you're half insane.

Detractors try to tear you down
To reduce you to their plain,
Decrying you, lying to you
Until you're half insane.

You're racist, or you're sexist.
Or some other word ending in '-ist',
Because you have your own thoughts
And don't stick to the list,

Detractors are high and mighty
They say they're never wrong,
And those who dare to question them
It seems just don't belong

So out we have to go
Along with the other trash,
Because we didn't toe the line
They say we're stupid and brash.

Honesty, today, is not the best policy
Because honesty just isn't allowed,
And if we dare to speak the truth
We're badgered and we're cowered.

Detractors make up rules
Too often for us to follow,
But truly like the lies they teach
Their rules are mostly hollow.

They tell us all to think alike
Originality is not allowed,
And if we think to question them
For God's sake don't say it aloud.

For insurrection isn't tolerated
Just be a good cabbage and toe the line,
Detractors make up immoral laws
Designed to dumb down your mind.


THE END
© Copyright 2021 Philip Roberts
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Submitted: June 30, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Philip Roberts. All rights reserved.

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