A Civil Society: The Sunday Whirl – Wordle

In a civil society, people can talk and there is light…

Each week The Sunday Whirl invites writers to write a poem or short prose using some or all of the “Wordle’s” 12 words. This week it is:

Wordle's words

Wordle’s words

A Civil Society

I am no more blinded, I think,
than any of the umbra’d people who
transmit their messages inside this spinning living drum;
insisting their voices be heard, hoping their words matter,
wanting to believe that the power
of a mass of shadowy threads of web
might make a change:

That, here or there, small rays of light might appear,
without someone somewhere in the world being shot for writing it –
or for even reading it.

Randy Mazie


5 thoughts on “A Civil Society: The Sunday Whirl – Wordle

  1. That indeed would be a civil society – it is easier to forget that what we ‘do’ here…cannot be done in some parts of the world..sobering and comforting in equal measure

    • Yes. thank you, we do have more freedom of speech than in most of the rest of the world. I shudder thinking of the gentleman from Afghanistan, who I heard about this morning while listening to NPR who was shot and left for dead, who spoke out for human rights there in a humane and civil manner.


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