A Good Thing Gone Bad


I once thought, that it was a good thing

To have an open forum, where everyone could sing

Where people could say just what they thought

But I was wrong, oh how I was taught.


First of all I guessed, that people were quite smart

That talking, and reasoning, was a universal art

That making conversation was nearly second nature

But instead it seems that thought is nothing like mature


Instead of hearing discussions with intelligent design

It seems rather that it was an illusion of mine

I expected people to have a sense of reason

But instead it was blathering and spite for the season


It goes around the give and take of conversation

Common sense seems to have absolutely no gestation

We listen to the most insane claim given as fact

Even when the speaker is nothing short of whacked


The same lack of quality discussion keeps repeating

Facts and truth and honesty take a deadly beating

Only what is said to further our own opinions

Is listening to, many times, by self-serving minions


So it is the internet which has the means to enlighten us

Delivers nothing more useful than a handful of sour pus

A sickened disease full of hatred, lies and deceit

From pretentious scum looking for receipts


To stop this endless rambling of psychopathic drool

Learning to discern truth from fact needs to suffer school

Instead of believing that which is repeated without end

Thinking must be instituted before we hit the button ‘send’


Barbara Blackcinder

About Barbara Blackcinder

I am a poet/writer with a hunger for words. There are so many out there that I haven't used yet. They define all reality and especially mine when you read those from me.
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