Black Heart Among Us

Black Heart Among Us

A Poem by Bright Ocean Star
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just sayin' something that's been needing to be said...

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A Black Heart Among Us

 

There is a heart o’ black that roams these pages

He sulks, he insults, he ruins his wages.

Social norms and courtesy defy his abilities

And he wonders why so many have blocked his inquiries

 

If this sounds like you,

then I am sorry.

Go soul searching in counseling,

and quit your whining

Over others' inability

to tolerate your freedom 

of unconstructive negativity.

 

Just because you have the right

to spill your vile verbal poison

Does not make it right

To trample on someone else’s vision.

'Tis better to hold your tongue,

Practice self-control and stomp the thumb

Than be incessantly “right” all the time.

 

This site is readily accessible

Friendly, active, and delectable

For writers who want to share

For fun, relaxation, it does not compare

 

It draws people from everywhere

from every corner of the globe

it does not care about race, sex,

class, preference, or history

so long as you’ve got a great mystery

to share for us to read.

 

This is not the place to spread your contempt

For life, another’s ideas, or miscellaneous contretemps

We only ask you not to steal our words

For Plagiarism is quite deterrred

It will get you blocked and banned

Strung up on the highest yardarm and fanned

boiled in bat quano with flames of foot

If you aren’t yet canned with jet black soot.

 

For, you see, we welcome everyone

From the lowest spirit in desperation

To the tightrope walker in exasperation.

Yet, we have a social contract to uphold;

We respect each other and allow the stories to unfold.

You are welcome, if you can but agree

to treat everyone respectfully.

 

Bright Ocean Star, Feb 3, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 


© 2015 Bright Ocean Star



Author's Note

Bright Ocean Star
Just something that has been on my mind lately...

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Very nicely said in a well rhymed piece. There is one spot I noticed, to improve the sound, I would perhaps say draws people from everywhere, and every corner of the globe. It is tiresome, these random attacks by cyber bullies. It's simple. If you don't like someone's work, be gracious and pass them by. If bombarded by RRs, stop taking RRs. I don't accept friend requests from people who haven't reviewed my work. And bullies and harassers get ignored, and if they persist, blocked. If disagreeing with someone, do it politely, and correct gently, and with understanding. I know some people in here seem to see me as a leader in driving CV out, but that was a question of degrees, and depth of deception far reaching. His multiple personalities were jamming up the feed, stealing, and lying to hundreds of people. In general, bullies are best ignored and blocked when necessary. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 2 Years Ago


3 of 3 people found this review constructive.

Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

Thank you, KL..:)
Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

you're right about the 'from everywhere' thank you!...changing it now...:)



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I appreciate the message and I agree with the thoughts. As a poem piece I really like the first stanza. After that point, the voice changed a bit for me and I wasn't feeling the vibe.

Great ideas though.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Lot of emotions flowing clearing in sync, balanced flying gracefully and directly to the heart of the matter>> your theme of deception and "staying true to common courtesy" is in the forefront and intolerance of a thief is getting old and just sad. Your writing is great to the point, descriptions are wonderful and I love the poem; thank you very much Bright Ocean Star. Bravo. I hope you have a great day: you're very talented.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Confuser. I am happy you dropped by to read this one, and I am happy you enjoyed it. ha.. read more
Confuser

2 Years Ago

You're welcome Bright Ocean Star; I look forward to reading more. Dale
I agree completely. Very well said. I too find this mans degree of contempt rather reproachful.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

realmwriter

2 Years Ago

Oh I'm sure he hasn't done as much damages as he would probably like to think he has done. This is a.. read more
Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

Good. I'm glad to hear it. I don't have time to dally in other sites. This is the only one I play .. read more
realmwriter

2 Years Ago

That's what true fans of any sight should do.
Bravo! Respect is all important on a poetry site. If you don't have something nice to say, shut up! If you don't have words of your own to write, just read. Plagiarism can not be tolerated. Very well said.....and i got a kick out of "boiled in bat quano." Lydi**

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Lydi. I'm very happy you appreciated this one. It's about time we took this site back f.. read more
Well said sister......................

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Michael. I hope it helped the situation....:)
you don't mince your words Bright One and that's good. I only hope your message gets through.
your pen is as sharp as ever. great one.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

Thank you, kind sir! It is always a pleasure to see you here and read your thoughts. Sometimes, wh.. read more
I loved this so very true and nicely said and Rhymed
I agree with KLGoode.


thank you for stopping by my
page and take your time coming
back I am resting my hand and may
take a break from online for a while
if you don't see me you know why
I've been so overwhelmed with so much
at home just going to have me time and
relax.


God bless. Benita

Posted 2 Years Ago


well said ... one would hope that reason strikes a cord; negativity as well as theft will not endure nor add to the perps stature .. only take them down ..
E.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Einstein. Sometimes, you have to take the direct approach, because nothing else seems to .. read more
Well stated thoughts here. I'm lucky to have missed most of the issues you touched on, but I agree completely. This can be a great place to inspire and be inspired. I hope this causes a change of heart for anyone who is set on being negative in the cafe.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

Poe, if it were just negative, that would be one thing. This latest distraction takes negativity to.. read more
Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

2 Years Ago

I hope so too, thank you.
"friendly, active and delectable" that is the hope, isn't it?

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

"Hope springs eternal..." ..who said that?

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