stress and soreness

slapdashmonuments

Inspiration hits with a flash, stories written on the go. A rumble of laughter and the tale is heard only in echoes. The wind blows me in a new direction. Whom shall I visit next?


I'll get to the point yea, right away

I'm having trouble handling my life today

I've been ridiculed, mocked, and I've been clocked

And I have no defense, my senses locked

I've been disrespected, my pride is all infected

The world in online life reflected

Is there an end in sight for this kind of blight?

Is there no end to the bullies on the right?

What can people do if they're scared to fight?

Maybe the best defense is just to die

I don't want to take an eye for an eye


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Robert Quick

Robert Quick

If you give up, they win. Sometimes just existing is it's own brand of resistance. I'm hopeful that the loudest voices are not the most representative. I'm hopeful that love defeats hate. The world might be swirling down the toilet drain right now, but if enough of us can paddle, maybe we can reverse the course. /salute with the blade of my words

  • #3259 Posted 11 months ago
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slapdashmonuments

slapdashmonuments

Your encouragement here has made me think again. I hope you're right. Anyway I still stand by my statements about a very disrespectful user at a popular microblogging site, even though the post was mocked by hundreds of the disrespectful person's followers, so I'm going to leave it where it is...as long as my anxiety lets me, at least. Thank you, Robert!

  • #3260 Posted 11 months ago
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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

Dying only works in video games. Real life is a one shot kinda deal. You use yours to the best of your ability. Taking a stand means braving the elements, and when knocked down, getting back up again.

  • #3267 Posted 11 months ago
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slapdashmonuments

slapdashmonuments

I appreciate your response, Elsha, most exuberant and busy member of the Ficlatte family. To me, though, ... the thought you first stated there sounds really alien to me, I am having trouble seeing the world in that way. I know that at times it is okay to give up, and I'm at the edge here.

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