debate or censor?


Not long ago, free speech was truly free
for all Americans who spoke their mind;
when wisely we agreed to disagree,
expressed honest opinion did not bind.
But now the thought police lurk everywhere;
they monitor facebook and twitter too.
Conservative opinions posted there
will bring opponents’ wrath down lewd & rude;
abruptly unemployed, you will be sued!




This a novelinee: 9 lines in iambic pentameter with ababcdcdd rhyme scheme.  For dVerse poets’ MTB challenge hosted by Laura Bloomsbury.