Poetry

January 9, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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By

Ben White

 

 

 

DicTweetership

 

 

America has become a DicTweetership

With policies and positions

Handed down by official decree

In ambiguous, meaningless

Collections of 280 characters

 

Containing arbitrary quotation marks

Deflective declarations of innocence

And sudden capitalized stress points

Indicating the alchemy necessary

To show an energetic belief

Has been turned into a Truth

 

And the source –

The DicTweeter himself –

Expects a followership

Of readers

 

To believe

Agree

Get struck blind

And comply

By falling in line

Mindlessly

 

Without questioning

The questionable facts

As presented in the social media

Attacks that have replaced

 

Charisma

Intelligence

Dialogue

Vision

And leadership.

 

 

 

 

 

Ben White

Author of the books, Buddha Bastinado Blues and The Kill Gene, Ben White thought he was a poet, only to find out he is not a poet at all. He is a witness. What he writes is testimony.

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