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Nothing shocks anymore
To trump each other 
They go to the extremes of bad taste 
The exotic of the past 
Is now the mundane of today
To push the boundaries of commonsense
Is the new wanton game

Have our values and attitudes to
Outrage and decency changed?
To shock is to liven up 
What a rebellious few
Think is dreary and staid
But is the result of good taste?

Actions we take now do tell
A story to our future 
What of our legacy?
Will our avant-garde seem 
Nothing but a real shame ?

Critics slam with hyperbolic feeling
Vitriolic fuel which prolongs
A naturally temporary phase 

Desperation for fame 
Pushes the tactless 
To seek increasing ways
To force our senses to 
Confront what is best left private

Whether books
Or stage
The people who should know better
Seem hell-bent on defacing decency

Alas nudity no longer
Has any Victorian stigma
And is now left to the 
Little boys new to the 
Art of silent rebellion
The big guns dig deep
Extending the boundaries 
Of moral inhibition

Decency it seems has no unsung heroes
Those who oppose any act 
That does make us think
And analyze our existence in new ways 
Are deemed too sensitive for modern life 
For they wish to bleach creativity of 
Its individuality
To be a rogue is best 
To impose any limits seems
To be nothing to rascals
But willful distress 

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  1. Date: 9/17/2012 2:03:00 PM
    EVROD, congratulations with your awesome featured poem of the week... enjoy your day :-) PD