11.17 Daily Poem Challenge #6

ohheykiri Poetry, Writing Leave a Comment

I am using the daily prompts provided on Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides blog on writersdigest.com


IN PRAISE OF THE CONTENT FILTER



O, filtered content, pure
and censored, protecter
of the fragile poet
whose words are passports
to worlds and you
are the travel ban

keeper of freedom’s gate

you lexical patriot

of the politically redacted

blackout poetry
may you let no light shine through.


O, filtered content, power
over the extinction of the endangered,
invasive species plotting
entropy of decency
by their stanza’d thoughts

the best words in the best order
and you are the New Word Order

eliminating the brazen thinker

with your Ministry of Minimal Vocabulary

Constabulary enforcement
of the easy and casual mind.

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