Signs Of The Times


Never have I spent
so much time writing poetry

Back in the days
when forums were popular
( because people tried to
have actual discussions
as opposed to lately )
my energy was reserved for
firing bullet points across the table
into the heads of my opposition
with polemics about politics and religion
sure to knock them out of their
ivory towers of partisanship

I have learned since
that it's not worth it;
being a voice of reason
to counter the insanity
comes with a hefty price tag

There's so much more to pen about
if you're willing to open yourself up
rather than limit yourself to saying
I'm the man for the job

You become like that guy
obsessed with the End Times
who's convinced he is the one
of few blessed with keen insights
into when the Rapture occurs
and is compelled to be a walking
billboard public announcement

never living in his final days on Earth

Neither will you, if you insist upon
carrying around your own sign
walking the pavement with him

By all means
write it in a poem
publish a book of poetry
on those and other
controversial subjects

Just keep moving on your feet
and not in circles around the block
ending up back where you started

Written by Anarchitect
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