Opinion Embargo

Opinion Embargo

A Poem by Daniel Valentine Rivera
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Written: June 25, 2017

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The power of written word is a talent that I have wasted, for fear of negative reception and criticism. 

I've always garnered enemies and they always act intolerable towards even my smallest mannerism. 


Am I wasting my breath when I say something polarizing because I don't have many devotees?

How far can my voice travel if my opinion receives unsettling reception from people who don't agree?


The ones that are heard by society are the ones that speak the loudest. 

Those individuals just love to hear themselves, they deem themselves the proudest. 


Let them have their fun because people will never care if they're pretentious. 

In the direction things are going, this world will never come to a consensus. 


People always make space for a debate, but leave little to be desired for me to engage. 

What with the countless low blow insults and nasty attitudes leaving people enraged. 


I see nothing wrong with disagreeing with me; on the contrary I gladly welcome it. 

But note the conversation is over as soon as you say my opinion is invalid or incorrect. 

Never shall it cross my mind to say my opinion is more important than kindness or respect. 

Bigotry is too prevalent in this society, and having someone to agree is too much to ever expect.


© 2018 Daniel Valentine Rivera



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The eternal struggle of expressing ourselves. We all question how valuable our opinions are and if they're worth saying and who's right and who's wrong. I think everyone's opinion is valuable, and as long as we respect other people and their thoughts, we shouldn't have problems having debates and discussions. A lot of the hate in the world is from people are hearing each other out before jumping to conclusions and slapping labels on other people.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Daniel Valentine Rivera

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Yeah I complete agree. But even if I didn't agree with you, I still respect your opinion. I try my b.. read more



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The eternal struggle of expressing ourselves. We all question how valuable our opinions are and if they're worth saying and who's right and who's wrong. I think everyone's opinion is valuable, and as long as we respect other people and their thoughts, we shouldn't have problems having debates and discussions. A lot of the hate in the world is from people are hearing each other out before jumping to conclusions and slapping labels on other people.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Daniel Valentine Rivera

3 Months Ago

Yeah I complete agree. But even if I didn't agree with you, I still respect your opinion. I try my b.. read more

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Tags: Opinions, Arguing, Intolerable, Disagree, Silenced, Oppression, Kindness, Debate, Society

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