Can I write this?

In a rare moment of inspiration ideas flow from my mind

Effortlessly into words and sentences they find

Themselves being arranged, and I have the urge

To cement them, let them coherently converge

On paper, so that my ideas with the world can be shared..

Suddenly I realize that unfortunately I’ve dared

To present my ideas on a controversial issue

My thoughts challenge the paradigm too..

I live in a free world, I have freedom of expression

Through my words I just want to share my impression

In the polarized, politicized, fractious world of today

I wonder if my opinion could invite harm in some way..


Unfortunately, this is the world we live in now

That tolerance of artistic freedom does not allow

Where intolerance of a writer’s words can culminate

In a life threatening assault, propelled by hate..


In this world, I wonder if I need to see

Over my shoulder before expressing myself freely

This is the zeitgeist-artistic freedom bleeds

At the altar of human intolerance indeed

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

2 thoughts on “Can I write this?

  1. That is such a sad truth but looking over one’s shoulder seems to be needed in order to be safe. Or the notion to be safe. Same thing, right?


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