Na/GloPoWriMo 10: Freedom of Thought

Na/GloPoWriMo Day 10.. a third of the way through.  The challenge to throw down two opposing thoughts simultaneously going on at the same time.

I went to a Short Form Poetry Workshop featuring someone’s made up form called a “Street Sonnet”.  Having listened to 5 blistering poems in a row by the creator of the form about how anyone who isn’t far left is all jacked up and afraid to be individualists, I responded as follows….

The Path To Freedom -For Whom This Bell Has Tolled

Freedom of Thought
by Michael Romani

Your grind of pessimism dresses as individualism
While insisting we all see things the same
Thinking the same things to blame 
Drinking ourselves into a brittle shame
Stuck in a paradigm of twisted ivory towers
Whose possessors often forget to shower
Which given their self professed latitude
Just might go a mile to explain the attitudes
Denied in the offering refusing the proffering
Of any eyes that might see things differently
You hold to your dogma quite reverently 
Never doubting for a moment that you are right
Despite a consensus that you only have two eyes of sight
What will it take to allow free thought to shed some light?

(c) April 10, 2018 Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved

Warburg - Decline of Liberty

 

 

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Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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