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Old 08-14-2016, 06:34 PM
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"Don't mention politics!" a man exclaims.
He really means that I, and only I
Have to stay quiet when I hear a lie,
While he says anything he likes. These games

Have been increasing through my manhood years.
The favored, pampered in-crowd isn't blocked
From rigging the debate. So I'm not shocked,
Nor do I feel defeated by their jeers.

It's easy for the cheaters to pretend
That they have won a smashing victory,
When they enjoy a near monopoly
On being heard. But this is not the end.

Not only is there judgment at the last,
But even now, I don't think I'm outclassed.


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Old 08-21-2016, 05:53 AM
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:45 PM
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The latest sonnet on this page (blue lettering) has become relevant again. Today Facebook proved again how blatantly it plays favorites. I have had people on Facebook make obscene personal attacks on me without facing any penalty at all; but Facebook decided today to dig up a very old post of mine and pretend it was shocking.

My post said that racism was bad. Golly, I sure was horrible to say that. On just that basis, they are harassing me with a 24-hour ban.

I dug up the Sonnets thread intending to write a new sonnet specially mocking Facebook as it deserves to be mocked. I had forgotten that I already HAD a poem here about the same unfairness. So look at it again. I have to get to choir practice shortly.
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Thanks for your "Don't Mention Politics" sonnet. There is grave danger when censorship standards are based on whoever is most vocal as opposed to being anchored to moral absolutes.
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Hello, Benisse! Ten months later, the same dishonesty still is afoot, so I am sticking a thumb in its hypocritical eye once again.



Pop culture, in its shallowness of late,
Insists that sin begins and ends with “hate.”
Those who speak thus refuse to explicate
Why only they can rightly point out “hate.”

So folks with sense have to interpolate
What grounds those others claim when charging “hate.”
If we don’t loudly praise and celebrate
Abnormal habits, we’re accused of “hate.”

If we’re not willing to exterminate
An unborn baby, we’re accused of “hate.”
If we don’t want a ruthless Caliphate
To rule our country, we’re accused of “hate.”

The frivolous pretense of seeing “hate”
Is meant to silence logical debate.
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Old 11-16-2017, 03:16 PM
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H-arm no one, except those who disagree with you?
A-llow freedom of expression, except for those who insist
T-hat moral absolutes, accountability and God exist?
E-nough of engineered twists on Hate! Up with eternal Love and Truth!
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Old 11-17-2017, 06:23 PM
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That made an excellent "sequel" to my sonnet. I'm not sure if you intended this, but your acrostic use of the word "hate" seems to fit with a fact which I know by experience to be true:

In society today, the people who are most likely to accuse others of "hate" ARE THEMSELVES full of hate, which they project onto anyone who speaks truth which they don't want to hear.
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