Monday, July 26, 2021

Shout Out by John Drudge

Call-out culture
Is eroding 
Intellectual integrity
Little hate mongers
Increasing prestige
At the expense 
Of others 
The nature of truth
With fear
Imposing beliefs
For self-gain
And sacrificing justice
On the altar of like minds
Where group think
Supersedes all 
And mob rule
Is the price
For inclusion
In an echo chamber 
Of sound
Where the vicious 
And the angry
Eat their own

John is a social worker working in the field of disability management and holds degrees in social work, rehabilitation services, and psychology.  He is the author of three books of poetry: “March” (2019), “The Seasons of Us” (2019) and New Days (2020). His work has appeared widely in numerous literary journals, magazines, and anthologies internationally. John is also a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee and lives in Caledon Ontario, Canada with his wife and two children.


1 comment:

  1. Excellent poem, John. A worthy reflection of the scary times we live in.


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