My Poem on The BeZine

One of my poems has just appeared in the September issue of TheBezine, dedicated to social justice. I strongly recommend you this publication and its participating poets.

Please read my piece here.

35 thoughts on “My Poem on The BeZine

  1. Revealing how different what we say is from what we do in such excellent fashion is both refreshing and unnerving: it forced me to consider my behavior, especially online. Sometimes I feel entitled to bully if I am dealing with a bully, but that is of course self-perpetuating, because then the bully, who almost never considers him-or herself to be a bully, feels bullied, and thus entitled to punch back. Marta, thanks. Often a poem will elicit, “Wow, that’s nice,” but a poem that hits home and drives thoughtfulness goes above and beyond. The spectator becomes a participant, to the spectator’s betterment.

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    1. Thank you for such insightful reflections, Gary! Yes, that punching back becomes self-perpetuating and it is something we do half-unconsciously many times. I love the idea that a poem can turn the spectator into a participant. Thank you again for your insight and feedback!

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  2. This is a great piece of writing, and yes, you are correct, we have become a society which trivialises violence and indeed values such as respect and tolerance. For all of the benefits if the age in which we are living technology has opened up a can of worms where people almost feel obliged to comment publically, and with negativity being praised.
    Strange times indeed. Great post.

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    1. Thank you, Chris. I love your comment, so thoughtful and well grounded. I agree with you that digital communication has a dark side, what you call a “can of worms”. It is a fact that people behind a screen dare say despicable things to others they would not tell face-to-face. A screen provides a sense of false anonymity. It is like social shame and introversion are gone all of a sudden. Now we have the eternal problem of bullying plus cyberbullying. In this respect, my piece intends to remind us all of both problems. From what you said it seems I have succeeded at that with my humble writing. Thank you again!

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