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The Ideological Way

Dean Traylor is a freelance writer and teacher who writes about various subjects including education and creative writing.

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There you go again,

talking as if you have no sin.

Call people names,

despite wearing armor made of tin.

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You pound your chest,

proclaiming your beliefs are the best.

And you forget those thoughts

coming from the rest.

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You get hooked on your ideological way

and babble and rant through night and day.

Much about “truth” you don’t understand

when your enemies show you the righteous way.

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You talk about others drinking the ‘Kool-Aid’,

when you hear your opponent’s tirade.

But you’re stuck on your ideological way,

and a hypocrite you’ve been made.

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Oh, you and your ideological way;

Critical thinking fades away.

Logic is an aberration

and the meaning of facts decay.

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Left, right, center:

just black and white thoughts enter.

One’s the enemy

and compromise is just a dreamy blur.

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Divide you want

from those who don’t share your thought.

Evil you call them,

such talk reveals civility you never bought.

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You think you possess the Golden Rule

and those you oppose as brainless fool.

Such tough talk

from a following tool.

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Yes, you battle for your ideological way,

drowning out other’s ability for a say.

Your mental slavery

only means you really don’t have much to say.

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© 2018 Dean Traylor

Comments

Val Karas from Canada on February 14, 2018:

Bravo, Dean!!! A breath of fresh air after it already seemed like ideological pollution wouldn't allow any. Technically superb with rhythm and rhyme---just like poetry should be.