A touch across the Web

 

Avatars in an online society

Discovering a shared World of values and passions

 

Seeing old faces with eyes anew

And realising that some beliefs were only ever fashions

 

A rekindled vibrant vitality

Inclusively embraces the reluctantly recluse

 

Gives voice to silent desires

A place where personality unseen can seduce

 

That is where the trade-off bites

Detachment still comes at a solitary cost

 

And as real as those connections are

Logging off at night, means those connections are lost

 

Connections made in binary form

Spelling out the code for this new tale to be told

 

Where the hearts that touch us the most

Beat in the chests of loved ones we may never get to hold

 

Billy 25/7/17

 

 

 

 

 

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You make me hate the World

 

Anger feeds and breeds division

Truth ties the hands of those with vision

Where under guise of flawed debate

You spread your cloak of indecision

With soundbites loudly resonate

Spew your bile, and shout your hate

It pains my eyes to have to see

How you rationalise your mind’s demise

With logic born of bias

Skewed by full-on toxic spin

And an ignorant defiance

Being preached from on the dais

It taints the years I’d come to know

Shrinks the spirit I’d once watched grow

Feeds on fear, absorbs the light

Summons beasts from down below

The side of Man that takes delight

In watching day dissolved by night

How did we even reach this place

Where all that matters is not losing face

Where truths it seems, can intertwine

And bluster, ward off deep disgrace

Reality told to toe-the-line

And your truth can be different from mine

You make me hate the World

All the love, the art, music of the heart

Fades into a fog, ever more dense

As you idly allow reason to depart

Incriminate the use of common sense

And try to debunk intelligence

You make me hate the post-truth World

Billy 23/7/17