Saturday, May 19, 2018

a split in opinions in a dichotomy of ideas

                                                   Author: Dietmar Rabich / Wikimedia Commons / “Nordkirchen, 
                                                   Naturschutzgebiet Ichterloh -- 2018 -- 2094-99 (bw)” / CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: A Bulwark Against Intrusions (here)

to use the synonyms in a poem:
fork  - diverge split dichotomy
cushion -  buffer bulwark
time - duration era occasion
roof  - ceiling palate
water - saliva tears spray sprinkle

a split in opinions a dichotomy of ideas
to buffer divergent views in a diverse crowd
an occasion  to ponder without fears
that's democracy palatable for a shout

perhaps a sprinkle of dissension 
as a bulwark to buffer a raucous reaction
in an era of progressive governance
for which tears shed are an indignation

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  1. Wow. Packs a punch! Thanks for joining in the Saturday Mix 😊

  2. I've never heard of this prompt site Hank. A split in opinions often causes rifts in relationships. Family and friends are now torn by differences.

  3. Love the prompt I shall have to check out the site...interesting poem.. it makes one think... an occasional ponder with out fear...

  4. Plenty of dissension around these days, both sides polarized. Sigh. Well stated, Hank!

  5. Clever word play here. Much enjoyed!

  6. Things sure can go many a way when the ranks don't rank up.

  7. Maybe we need more than a mere sprinkle of dissension to right the wrongs in our world.