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On Writing

Writings are written for the time in which they're penned Writing is not honest if it's afraid to offend A writer cannot trouble themselves over how their words will age Otherwise no writers ink would ever reach the page In looking at the musings of pieces from years gone It's useful to keep it in the frame of what was going on You may think the words have no place in our modern day You may pick it all apart and judge the things they say You may call the ideas crass and disbelieve the words But you can only disbelieve if you once believed it first The only way change comes around, the only way we grow Is by exploring ideas and themes where others dare not go Let these writings do exactly as authors intend Let them make you stop and think, and yes, even offend Cancel culture says it's wrong, but here's a little tip To me it sounds an awful lot like ing censorship Let writers now right for today Let writers past have their say And when old ideals start to stray Let future writers pave the way

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Date: 5/19/2021 4:08:00 PM
Well said! Thanks for this poem Good to know others look deeper at what is reported today as news
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Date: 5/4/2021 4:17:00 PM
Absolutely brilliant. Top shelf, penning, KC.
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