“The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is, because man is disunited with himself.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

voices emotional, impulsive, and with contextual bias,
unrefined and unrelenting as they shout into the wind,
opposing sentiments echo with equal fervor in defiance,
polarized positions claiming its counterpart sinned,

alternative facts spread fallacies and openly divide,
as words will do when intentionally misconstrued,
arrogance and ignorance each choose a side,
encouraging comprehensive truths be skewed,

manifestations visible in petty, party-oriented memes,
as self-righteous anger and outrage promulgate protest,
and marketers in the multitudes, focus upon narrow themes,
for broader embellishment leaves hypocrisies more noticed,

but absent from the volatile reverberations of unchecked fear,
are the voices of reason that hypocrites never hear.

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