Sidi J. Mahtrow
In Defense Of Bigots - A Reply To T Mch - Poem by Sidi J. Mahtrow
Well dear Tara let me say
Perhaps the bigot had his way
Of entering into your mind
To affect what may not be so kind
As to persuade you to lash out
At the one perceived to be a mindless lout.
There's a place for bigots to be sure
To help us all think thoughts that are pure(?)
Some individuals, in their own way
Are due to have their private thoughts on display.
And cause one to review the basis for their mein
Even if we don't agree with her or him.
So while blood flows, red as only iron can make it
It's time to take a deep breath and forsake it.
It being the bait that has been cast
Before the fish in the race
That represents the whole of the human race.
For you see a bigot's intent
Is to lure you into a mindless torrent
Where you enter the pool of discontent
And offer up nothing that is not self-evident.
By responding to the bait,
You have now to await
The plummeting of the other side
Who after-all has nothing to hide
For they have achieved their goal
And now you've given them an audience
To try Job's patience.
Sometimes it's best to let alone,
Those who have nothing to atone
For they will go about their way
Uninfluenced by your actions to sway
Their judgement or their actions
Without imposing any real sanctions.
And while you and your brethren are as likely
To think that you speak profoundly
The other side is just as happy to see
That they have provoked the likes of you and me.
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