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Bad taste?
They know not what is at stake
They do as they please
Then later beg for forgiveness
A right sin
And a dismal business

Nothing is shocking anymore
To thump 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 rascality
Is the new wanton game
Played by trouble makers galore

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 feelings
Prolonging a naturally temporary phase
The rebellion against the norm
Is but a turbulent teenage phase

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

The stage
All are infiltrated by the listless crew
Who seem hell-bent on defacing decency

Bad talent
No longer have critics powerful enough to
Cauterize such abject mood swings
Of artiste who feel no shame

Extending the boundaries
Of moral inhibition is not new
Those that claim to be even more shocking
Know not the history of petty rebellion
They are just another transient few

Decency has lost its unsung heroes
Who slash canvasses
And cover up the detritus of artistic license
Those who oppose any act
That does make us think
Examine or
Analyse our existence in new ways
Are deemed too sensitive for modern life
They are accused of bleaching creativity

To be a rogue is best
To impose any limits seems
To rascals as wilful distress but
Trendsetters don’t often know best

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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