Get Your Premium Membership

Brute Censorship

If you are so proud
of your sensibilities and tastes,
so convinced that your arbitrary judgements
are infallible as heartbeats of angels,
if you are the sole instrument of God's grace and evaluations
then why don't you allow them to stand next to that which you condemn
for your peers and the world to judge,
why deny those immaculate tenets the glory
of intellectual and moral combat
to prove their legitimacy,  their spiritual superiority
and not to become what they claim to understand and abhor,
who and what do you believe you are protecting, 
its critics like you that retard the development of the Youth,
attempt to shame love and passion,
encourage the madness of tyrannies, 
and succor the demons of oppressive cults,
does a rose hide itself in the shade,
does a beautiful sword dignify itself with wild slashes,
does the truth honor itself with silence, 
does justice inspire with opinion,

Banish the bullies,
trip the trolls,
excise the malevolent, 
leave passionate love alone...
I declare,
let there be contrast,
let there be Art -

J.A.B.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




Post Comments
Please Login to post a comment
Date: 5/5/2016 11:53:00 AM
I stand with you..I am against censorship..It suffocates our free thoughts from flourishing and retard the development of our youth indeed..Awesome.
Login to Reply
Bordner Avatar
Justin Bordner
Date: 5/5/2016 8:02:00 PM
What's most important is that we do not censor our love...pride and emotions can make that difficult, but the strong overcome the anger, I know you understand this my Lady Hawk...J.A.B.
Date: 3/6/2016 3:02:00 AM
Hi Justin, a feeling of freedom here, running in tandem with the expressions of it you air, I suppose I err on the side of encouragement.. As opposed to this view, I will agree there is a need for criticism..' Yet let it not go too far..' As truly poetry is an expression of Gods creation, therefore all of life holds poetry.' both the cultured and the uncultured all share the same existence..' Let us all strive for better co-habitation of this world.'
Login to Reply
Bordner Avatar
Justin Bordner
Date: 3/7/2016 9:43:00 PM
If you have your mind you have your freedom, and existence is the domain of the mind Joe...J.A.B.
Date: 2/15/2016 2:45:00 AM
Funny that you mention Nietzsche in your comment to me. In a poem I just posted a few hours ago, When the World Grew Wings, mentions Nietzsche (though only in passing).
Login to Reply
Bordner Avatar
Justin Bordner
Date: 2/15/2016 6:23:00 PM
Synchronicity is a marvelous thing...Nietzsche is a true legend of self reliancy and psychic disturbance. I shall read your poem soon...J.A.B.
Date: 2/14/2016 11:43:00 PM
"then why don't you allow them to stand next to that which you condemn for your peers and the world to judge," << Way to expose hypocrisy here! It's a such a simplistic concept, but yet so few follow ... we all want to sit in the Judge's seat, and yet never be judged ourselves. "let there be contrast, let there be Art -" ... I see no conformist here, but one who wants everyone to know he is, and all the masks in the world be damned...
Login to Reply
Bordner Avatar
Justin Bordner
Date: 2/15/2016 2:42:00 AM
Precisely my friend, a challenge to the injustice of arbitrary punishment...when we trust ourselves then we can trust the world's reaction to us, and our response to the world Timothy. We must learn to see truth in all action...J.A.B.
Date: 2/14/2016 11:37:00 PM
Wow. Another gem of write, my friend! Your personality and beliefs shine through in this hold-no-punches poem. I seem to remember a conversation I had awhile back with you, in regards to my poem Ugly Words, where I showed disdain for people's flippant use of harsh words. In that sense, however, I was referring too people's mishandling of words that have strong meanings, yet not meanings that they themselves intend. I enjoy honesty and integrity, and this has both of these qualities. Excellent.
Login to Reply
Bordner Avatar
Justin Bordner
Date: 2/15/2016 2:34:00 AM
Nietzsche would have loved your mind, and he would probably attack it just for fun too :) defending my heart is very instinctive for me Timothy, because I believe in it's goodness. Like you, I have a passion for epistemology. Thanks for the powerful intellect of your comments...J.A.B.
Date: 1/11/2016 12:46:00 AM
This is powerful poetry that brings people together. I really love the wisdom in these lines - " does a rose hide itself in the shade, does a beautiful sword dignify itself with wild slashes,does the truth honor itself with silence, does justice inspire with opinion" Being able to express the heart the way it really is (despite how explicit or intense) is very important to me, and your words resonate with me. Definitely another fav. :) "let there be contrast, let there be Art"Yes! Always, Laura
Login to Reply
Bordner Avatar
Justin Bordner
Date: 1/11/2016 6:33:00 PM
You are a fragrance from the first orchid of love, and glimmer on the blade of justice Laura...J.A.B.
Date: 1/9/2016 7:49:00 AM
Hear! Hear! I agree with what you say, Justin. You have made your point with clarity of expression. Let us not suffocate passionate love....let there be art! ~ Wishing you all the best. // paul
Login to Reply
Bordner Avatar
Justin Bordner
Date: 1/9/2016 4:22:00 PM
Yes Paul, I have made my point with truth...it means alot to me that you agree with the justice of positive and passionate expression. I am very proud to be a member of this writing community, and I am truly grateful for what the Poetry Soup Administration provides for Artists my friend...J.A.B.
Date: 1/8/2016 4:35:00 AM
Justine, I stand with you in declaring such, contrast arouse meaningful thoughts and differences.. vibrant as always with your punching lines!!! ~Olive Eloisa =`)
Login to Reply
Bordner Avatar
Justin Bordner
Date: 1/9/2016 12:46:00 AM
Passion exist to inspire the heart and soul whether positive, deviant, unorthodox, and or divine...pure passion with intent to excite or strengths, needs and wisdom will always find it's voice and spirit as you know well as a brilliantly passionate and spiritual Poetess Olive...J.A.B.
Date: 1/8/2016 1:42:00 AM
nice work....i enjoyed it.
Login to Reply
Bordner Avatar
Justin Bordner
Date: 1/9/2016 12:39:00 AM
Avenging love is the highest law Legend...J.A.B.
Date: 1/6/2016 9:56:00 AM
excellent write Justin
Login to Reply
Bordner Avatar
Justin Bordner
Date: 1/6/2016 7:04:00 PM
I believe in the justice of Art White Sage, thank you very much my friend...J.A.B.
Date: 1/6/2016 8:41:00 AM
I love your poetry, Justin. If there is censorship issues, I take a stand with you. I have written on this same typic a while ago. The title...DO NOT CENSOR ME. I feel like relating it in solidarity worth you. I believe it is for the same reasons...please, don't let this silence your voice. Well written...as is all your work.
Login to Reply
Bordner Avatar
Justin Bordner
Date: 1/6/2016 7:00:00 PM
You are a Champion of the Arts, and more so of passionate expression Eileen...your support is an honor, as is knowing the poetry of your vibrant heart. Not even death will silence my heart...J.A.B.
Date: 1/6/2016 4:56:00 AM
Wise words my friend , great write as always , ( leave the passionate love alone ) ahh , this line just captured me , the whole poem is just breath taking , I've enjoyed every little word my dear , thank you for sharing this delightful master piece poem , I give it a 7 , hugs / / :)
Login to Reply
Bordner Avatar
Justin Bordner
Date: 1/6/2016 6:56:00 PM
Thank you my sweet, wise Poetess...censorship of love passion is rooted in ignorance of human need in it's most fundamental ways. Its never wrong to avenge the art of love Dalia...J.A.B.