Poem #1654

Societal Breakdown

I fear for where the world is headed,
Prospects for a bright future appear shredded,
In the drive to become inclusive and diverse,
Humanity and tolerance have gone in reverse,
Militant ideologies being unapologetically decisive,
Making issues more polarizing and divisive,
Both sides dehumanize each other without fear,
Creating echo chambers in either sphere,
Peaceful discourse and common ground are out of reach,
Hurt feelings assault the foundations of free speech,
Fascism, socialism and hate bubble up to the top,
The world becomes what it once fought to stop,
The right and the left have lost their way,
But neither side sees that for all their melee,
A ticking time bomb is counting down,
Is there any way to turn all this around?

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