Heather has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Moravian College and has been freelance writing for more than 12 years.
Been brought up from birth to respect authority
Given a certain level of affinity to your elders
What happens when those people were less certain
Should we still respect them when they know just as much
Or even less than the regular folks looking to them for answers
Social media advising the world how to behave in 100 odd characters
Hard to declare a point in such tight constraints
Left room for a lot of questionable interpretation and pot stirring
Sure, some who use social media should keep opinions to themselves
How their actions can have dire consequences
Back to the larger issue at hand
Trying to understand how some can simply rebel
Going against the largest of grains with ease
While others cowl in fear over being exposed by Big Brother
Terrified of authority so much that they say yes regardless
Bowing their heads to the point where they question it
Wondering if their individuality really mattered in the end
Just a little fish swimming in the largest fresh water tank
Searching for Nemo and Dory with vast difficulty
Frightening the lengths that people will go to prove a point
Violence being the worst conclusion possible
Left damage to human life and public morale
Going to such extremes never the proper answer
True that the status quo needed to be shaken up
Also, aware that Rome wasn't built in 24 hours
Patience and persistence helped to win any long standing races
Wondered when some form of a Utopic reality will happen
Understanding that perfection was just an illusion
Would simply like logic and reason to come into play
Not being poisoned by uncertain and paranoid ravings
Coming from media outlets trying to be "fair and balanced"
Time to turn off the television and the computer
Going outside with a mask and facing the world
That's the true test at large
How to protect yourself and others living a semi-normal life
Being kind to others and not getting left out in the cold
Being happy is relative to living your best life possible
Even in a pandemic, such as this.
Easier said than done.
heather92383 (author) from Mt. Laurel, NJ on January 31, 2021:
Agreed. Respect is important in such times of uncertainty. We should follow the rules by wearing the masks and not try to fall down rabbit holes that come up whenever someone posts a dubious tweet.
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 30, 2021:
I love your words in this poem.
It is so true that it should stay off social media. We all see what happened when Donald tweeted.
Let alone the millions of tweets & posts shared daily...they stir up a lot if anger.
I would rather put on my mask & face the realtiy that is staring me in the face. Although..it's invisible.
But respect is important. We should respect others..just not get violent if we disagree.
Kathy Henderson from Pa on January 30, 2021:
I enjoyed this read. Very honest, and Moravian is close to me. We must be neighbors. I appreciate your heart in this piece.