Uncivil Discourse - by Parodee
Oh what a can of worms we heave
when challenged on what we believe!
Opinons, strong, and passions rise
and turn away from compromise.
Discussions: heated. Tempers flare.
Defending plights for which we care.
But civil discourse must return
when talking points are causing burn.
Our very freedoms, earned by blood
are cast aside, fall with a thud.
As words are twisted, then inflamed
with peace resisted, pointed, blamed.
A post or picture sends a spark,
ignites a fire as comments bark.
Then soon thereafter, insults fly,
"I know you are, but what am I?"
This confrontation from debate,
a symptom of our nation's state
of choosing sides and standing ground
we're deaf to others' thoughts around.
To live and let live, once our goal,
Now endless battle takes its toll.
It seems we're trapped, to my chagrin.
Oh what a state of war we're in!