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A Poem by Montag
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Should the realm of our opinion be a laissez-faire dominion

or more a chance to fuss ‘n feud and manifest an attitude?

Isn’t it appalling when so many men are calling out for fairness

pointing to an unawareness

that things we think we know with sureness suffer from a lack of pureness

in the quality of being real and true?  What then do we do?


Some believe that their perceptions are such error-free confections

filled with clarifying lessons that they’re destined to remain unquestioned


Naturally, some awkward scenes arise amid the memes and in the guise of

disputation when these digital archangels get the urge to strangulate as

conversations culminate in casting of aspersions at the persons they interrogate

in cyberspatial colloquies bereft of all apologies. 


A clash of undefiled thumbs occurs alleging racial/ethnic/gender slurs

that do but shouldn’t please us cause in fact they are a grievous harm to

politics as measured by the counts of clicks through disembodied hyperlinks that

make us blink and wink at us and trip us as they muddle us but never seem to trouble us.


So how can it surprise us when philosophers apprise us

that the daylight needs a searchlight to identify the twilight

as the pre-ordained conclusions boasting logical contusions  

do the goosestep in profusion to create a ceaseless fracas and a fracturizing focus

that assuredly has woke us to the need for diagnosis

of this sickness that afflicts us and now threatens to eclipse us?

(lento):

Is there now a new Columbus lacking map or compass

who can spring from deep among us

to embark upon a voyage to locate the source of spoilage

of our once-robust ability to reason with tranquility

whose evident fragility besets our sociability

in that one alone can eat a mango but we all know that only two can tango.

Great is our unlearning and the bliss we hoped would emanate from all of this.

© 2021 Montag


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Some believe that their perceptions are such error-free confections

filled with clarifying lessons that they’re destined to remain unquestioned
Montag, this excerpt from your brilliant write is the bane of many societies in the world. In my own country Nigeria, which is homogeneously black with 250 ethnic groups, people see issues from their own 'flawless' viewpoint, which is the reason why my country is gradually being drawn to the brink.

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Montag

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You understand me perfectly. I think we in the US are getting a glimpse of the brink as well.

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Added on June 12, 2021
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