Societal progression is diminished
When discourse is quelled
And consumed by bias fervor,
Where to believe is to be severed,
Struck down for thoughts contrary
To a mass collective,
Merely a manipulated flock
Stricken with agendas
Solely not their own,
And derived from sweet tears
Of ancestors long gone
But there is no growth is systemic hatred,
Nor no power in moral judgements
Subjective, and ever contradictory,
No, there is no power in oppression,
No matter ideology,
No, no matter collective assumptions
Driven by skewed discourse contrived.
A R Salandy is a mixed-race poet & writer whose work tends to focus on social inequality throughout late-modern society. Anthony travels frequently and has spent most of his life in Kuwait jostling between the UK & America. Anthony’s work has been published 130 times. Anthony has 1 published chapbook titled ‘The Great Northern Journey’.
Twitter/Instagram: @anthony64120 https://arsalandywriter.com/ Anthony is the Co-Eic of Fahmidan Journal.