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UNCIVIL WAR

Somehow we forgot
the beauty of debate,
as volumes exploded
in a world wide estate

There used to be civility,
there used to be respect,
these days you sew arguments
with select dots
you connect

It's not allowing the details
to stunt a great tale,
it’s just stating your case
to close the sale

What happened
to disagreeing
and leaving it at that,
now revenge
is the reflex
when aggressors combat

It's healthy to discuss
the issues of the day,
then listening,
not plotting
the next statement
you’ll say

Believe it or not
you won't always be right,
and anxiety of that
shouldn't prompt you
to fight

This can stop
if we start
to act with some grace,
so we seek to converse
but with manners
in place