Saturday, March 30, 2013

Social Discourse

Anger reigns, mocks, grows like spittle churning foam
in the backstreets of minds and hearts grown wild,
the post-modern pretense of those beguiled
by belief in a new improved genome
that helps reduce our violence syndrome,
spouting cherished beliefs, language defiled
against contrary others, so reviled,
that reject our views, no credence, no home.

Digital methods leave more to digress -
twitter, facebook, texts, emails, blogs and more
delve deep in views with which we disagree,
if only for the fact of their strangeness.
Might we give our respect and not abhor,
to find a way to see dif-fer-ent-ly.

©Eusebeia Philos 2013

Written as a Miltonian sonnet for dVerse Poets Form for All: The Librarian, the Poet, and the Snowblower hosted by Samuel Peralta


  1. ha. you used foam as well...smiles. finding a way to see differently...if only we could and the internet only gives an outlet to the angst and emotion at times....seeing differently def is the trick....well done on the sonnet and love that pic..

  2. nice work on the form and really like the topic as well.. the internet confronts us with more world views than ever and trying to understand and seeing differently and communicating across borders is def. a good thing

  3. A modern take on a traditional form, very well done ~

    I specially like the opening verse ~ Wishing you Happy Easter ~

  4. Great form and a very apropos topic my friend. One of my favorite posts of yours thus far.