Take a Breath



It is too easy to proliferate

Unwarranted and misguided hate

When all it takes is a random tweet

To make verbal genocide complete


Dispersions cast in each typed letter

When silence would have been much better

Biased and ignorant free-for-all

Spewed from minds way too small


From darkened rooms and little troll holes

The intolerant are given roles

And speak their lines of displeasured rage

From behind thick curtains just off stage


If you think what you believe is right

Then why hide like a thief in the night

Step center stage and speak in plain view

And I have some lines meant just for you


I do not want to stifle your voice

And what you say is always your choice

But when unkind words fill your ink cup

Just take a breath, and shut the fuck up




20 Responses to “Take a Breath”
  1. I 200% agree with this post!

  2. yassy says:

    Oh ! My! This is so damn good. No one could have said it better, bravo Brad.

  3. edward dougherty says:

    With a world as small as today’s and with instantaneous opinions flying what a breath of fresh air your poem is.

    ” I wholly disapprove of what you say–and will defend to the death your right to say it…. Evelyn Beatrice Hall


  4. Jim Borden says:

    now that’s a powerful way to end a poem!

  5. Harley Unhinged says:

    Feisty is a devilishly sexy look for you, Bradiekins 😈

  6. gopennst8 says:

    Haha! Perfection in print!

  7. jupitergrant says:

    Amen! Brilliant stuff 👏👏👏

  8. Isha says:

    Beautiful ♥️

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