Rhymes & Reasons
What's Happened to Civility?
by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Posted: January 23, 2011
Exposing the toxicity of our times…
The landscape of our politics
is littered with (it makes me sick)
all kinds of garbage thrown about
that's toxic and untrue.
The air's polluted by our hate.
It's everywhere in every state.
The donkeys act like jackasses.
The elephants like beasts.
Campaigns are viewed as holy wars
where words (like weapons) aim to score
a victory at any price
while peace is left to die.
What's happened to civility?
Without it our democracy
is window dressing (nothing more)
and likely doomed to fail.
Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network. Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer, which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.
Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.
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