Messengers of Rage (Re-edited)


You hear them everywhere,
spewing their venomous words of hate
And if your'e like me,
a lover of peace:
Then I implore you, don't take the bait

You see them ubiquitously,
their angry images on electromagnetic waves
And if you're like me,
a lover of tranquility:
I beg of you, don't succumb to their beastly raves

They're always just a touch away ---
from your laptop, cell phone and tablet
Sending subliminal toxic rhetoric,
spread by way of the digital alphabet

Their violent words are as contagious
as the most virulent Ebola strain
Don't let them seep into your heart,
don't let them circulate to your brain

It's a nasty virus packed full
of strident malevolency
Attacking the body politic
with vitriolic intensity
You're soul's not immune
from its poisonous effect
So purge, then delete
and mentally disconnect

Infection's assured if exposed too long,
a final warning issued to disengage
Or you will fall sway to the siren song
transmitted by the messengers of rage

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