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Could it be
those who censure know not consequences grim
who deem perfection above character distinct
is but prisoner of their desire, foible and whim
Could it be
that hatred’s birthed of ignorance,Β sciolism and ire
who feel individuality is but threat flung by rebels
no senses won’t adhere those who twist and fib
Couldn’t it be
that love and forbearing govern as sovereign state
credence in turn exceeds scruple, qualm and doubt
upon sensing thrum of stars, strip onus from heart

 

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Comments

  1. Old Egg says:

    I think those who censure are more likely to think only of themselves and hate all difference as a form of protection. Sadly everything now has a price and for the outcast and needy it is conform. Sadly the human race is faulty…thank heavens for poets who thrive on differences!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Indeed❀️ thanks for stopping by, Robin πŸ™‚

  2. I wonder if those who censure understand consequences of that to the person judged? I dont think so,m or they couldnt do it. I think they convince themselves they are “right” in order to avoid the guilty feelings. Thought provoking poem, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry ❀️ so glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  3. you have weaved such great questions in this poem… I hope the one that suggests that people do terrible things out of ignorance, and not out of hatred, is accurate. For the alternative is rather grim.

    This is a very timely peace, Sanaa. ?

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Magaly ❀️ so good to see you πŸ™‚

  4. Susan says:

    If only these judgement dispensers would leave it to God and offer kindness instead! The complex phrasing of your poem includes excellent questions and perfect suggestions: “love and forbearing govern” and “strip onus from heart.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susan πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  5. Sumana Roy says:

    I also believe ignorance is the root of all evil…i like to believe in ‘couldn’t it be……” an exquisite poem Sanaa…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Sumana ❀️

  6. Thotpurge says:

    Agree with Sherry and Robin.. we are a faulty race indeed!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Rajani πŸ™‚

  7. Jae Rose says:

    It is far easier to judge than open our minds and see and accept difference – all too sadly..wisely written Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      I agree, thanks for stopping by, Jae ❀️

  8. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Fear is what the censor feels… it should be really easy to sit down and talk… to agree to disagree and share a pot of tea.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Most definitely ❀️ thanks for stopping by, Bjorn πŸ™‚

  9. Could it be that those who censure were once censured themselves? Could it be that their individuality was once quashed? Your questions raise more questions, Sanaa. I just hope we will get some answers one day. Love xxx

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hope so too. Thank you kindly, Kim ❀️

  10. These lines are wow!!!

    Could it be
    that hatred’s birthed of ignorance, sciolism and ire

    Humanity is but errors. Likely for us poets are bring a difference of all cultures. Humans should not hate one another, instead have time green tea and talk to one another. πŸ™‚

    Love this poem.

    ~Charlie Zero the Poet

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww thank you so much, Charlie ❀️ so good to see you πŸ˜€

  11. Xenia says:

    Very well written Sanaa. This really speaks to me in the way it relates to prisoners of conscience too.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Xenia ❀️ so glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  12. Elsie Hagley says:

    Nice poem, love the photo of the carnation one of my favourite flowers.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Elsie ❀️ so glad you liked it.

  13. Grace says:

    Behind the censorship is fear ~ And I have no lost lost for those who twist and fib ~

    Thanks for joining us~

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Grace ❀️ good to see you πŸ™‚

  14. Mish says:

    Thought provoking indeed, Sanaa, and beautifully expressed. I like to think it is all about ignorance as that is a bit easier to accept.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Michelle ❀️ so glad you liked it πŸ˜€

  15. So well crafted! Your forms works so well here!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Audrey πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  16. Great thought provoking piece.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Arcadia πŸ™‚

  17. Anna :o] says:

    Oh if only it could be “that love and forbearing govern as sovereign state.”
    Tis so that as humankind we (many of us) fail to see angels, seeing demons instead in those we deem different. We censure as control boosts our egos and we convince ourselves we are right, and division proliferates.
    Hopefully, one day, love and forbearing will rule supreme.
    Kind regards
    Anna :o]

    1. Sanaa says:

      Most definitely ❀️ thank you for your thoughts, Anna πŸ™‚

  18. Mary says:

    Strong writing, Sanaa.
    Censuring others definitely is not the kindest thing.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mary πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  19. panchali says:

    A beautifully thought provoking piece, Sanaa! Indeed, we must rise above all pettiness, hatred and ignorance..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Panchali πŸ™‚ so good to see you ❀️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❀️ thanks for stopping by, Rosemary πŸ™‚

  20. Victoria says:

    The use of repetition works so well in this, especially with the counterpoint in the last stanza. Judgmentalism is so destructive.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Victoria πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  21. Lady Nyo says:

    A beautiful and evocative poem, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Jane ❀️ so glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  22. Brian says:

    Could it be… a very evocative poem and poses questions that have rung out loudly throughout human history.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Brian πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  23. kanzensakura says:

    Indeed, censorship and book burning, etc is built in fear. Excellent strong poem Sanaa. Very well crafted.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Toni ❀️ so good to see you πŸ˜€

  24. Sue Anderson says:

    I think those who censure do so out of fear and insecurity which they are combating by wearing blinders. Thanks for a thoughtful poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❀️ thanks for stopping by, Sue πŸ™‚

  25. kaykuala h says:

    Couldn’t it be that credence in turn
    exceeds scruple, qualm and doubt

    Credence is the ultimate in all dealings relating to the human side of things. One cannot accept dishonesty of any degree whatsoever!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Exactly so ❀️ thanks for stopping by, Hank πŸ™‚

  26. Sabio Lantz says:

    Interesting ponderings.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Sabio πŸ™‚

  27. Bryan Ens says:

    It’s easy to fear and hate. Perhaps were just to lazy to attempt love.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Maybe so. Thanks for stopping by, Bryan πŸ™‚

  28. Barry D. says:

    Beautifully haunting poem. If only we all were capable of such honesty and reflection.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❀️ thanks for stopping by, Barry πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Annell ❀️ so good to see you πŸ˜€

  29. Nicholas V. says:

    Censure by sciolists genrally highlights their ignorance and prejudice, Sanaa…
    Well penned!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❀️ thanks for stopping by, Nicholas πŸ™‚

  30. Such an insightful poem!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sreeja πŸ˜€ so nice to see you❀️

  31. Sean Michael says:

    “who feel individuality is but threat flung by rebels” is my favorite line. I like this poem very much.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sean πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

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