They only SCREAM
and IF you hold
in brushstrokes BLED
on the canvas of
A second quadrille in honor of all the brave dissidents of the world.
August 12, 2019
I love the wordplay, Björn, the rhymes, and the use of capitalisation is genius! I especially like ‘syllaBLED’ and ‘paraBLED’.
Intense, and wonderful.
Loved the surreal essence of this post Björn! Love Magritte!
I like the skilled, kinetic wordplay going on here and contrasting censorship with freedom of the arts.
I salute those brave souls. Love the formatting of the words Bjorn. This poem SCREAMS.
The voice and tone of the poem stands out loud and clear.
Wonderful, Bjorn. If things get much worse, we will all have to become dissidents, and oust the greedy and corrupt from power. Always lovely to read you, my friend.
Now your comment is visible 🙂
Perfect formatting for a powerful message!
Disturbing to me how all our shouting can lead to bloodshed…like hate spewed online by mass shooters. I read a warning in your poem!
Excellent. Love it.
– Esme Cloud
In so many places the cost of dissent is paid for in blood. But when the oppressive regimes they oppose have taken more than their share of suffering, many people feel it worth the price.
Also I don’t know if this is the link you tried to post to the Toads today, but it’s displaying as blank. You’ll need to try adding it again.
I think the blank is corrected now… 🙂
Why must dissenting voices so often bleed before they are heard? Is it because our structures are more interested in power and self-preservation than serving? Change is a fight against so many entropies. Bjorn, thank you for this. Well done friend.
Sometimes voices must bleed to be heard. (Oh I see Lona just voiced my thought!). but it’s true, and sadly true. Otherwise no one pays attention. (K)
powerful tribute to those who die for shedding light on discord!
Powerful sentiment here.
That is so clever… SO CLEVER, actually!!!
the police state is so powerful, everywhere. I admire the dissident’s courage ~
Great to see you back … nice (s)wordplay with words in a time of mounting dissonance.
Sharp as a rapier, clever crafting of words too.
At least poets and artists can (for the moment) speak truth. This is excellent, Bjorn. Trying again to comment.
Intense! and skillfully done! A worthy witness, indeed!
A wonderfully crafted tribute.