Sunday, November 18, 2018

Toxic Is Word Of The Year Sadly

It is a sad day when in picking the word of the year
The Oxford Dictionary picks a word that symbolizes our divisiveness and fears
The word is “toxic” which defines our nation’s political scene to a tee
The chasm between left and right widens and from rational discourse both sides flee
One no longer argues against another one’s position with facts
But rather demonizes the opponent to justify the path to attack
It’s no longer here are the facts that prove you wrong
Rather you are a racist, xenophobic, and misogynist are the lyrics of the song
In the physical world hang around materials that emit fumes that are toxic
You die or become injured and in the discourse world reason sucked out and debate becomes hypoxic
People stop listening and resort to ridding the world of perceived evil persons
The chances of solving disputes and issues without deadly violence really worsens
Sadly the Oxford Dictionary in picking toxic was right
We have let reason be captured by the dark sinister forces of the night
© November 18, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet  

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