Matter, Don't Mind
by Rachel Hoyt
Image by Idea Go
Dr. Seuss said those who matter don't mind
and those that mind don't matter,
but what if one day we find
neither is true - especially the latter?
No Seussical land imagined the web
spreading dumb thoughts far and wide.
His statement meant more spoken to a deb
with strict conduct by which to abide.
To those who have flailed their opinions
as often and loudly as possible,
it's normal to wish for censoring minions,
but is this wish truly plausible?
Can we keep our right to say what we mean
while policing the websites that do wrong?
Will the world wide web someday be more lean
or will ideas bounce back and forth like ping pong?
I like to think I'm one who matters
and usually I don't mind
if your opinion shamelessly flatters
one who I don't call my kind.
Some of the evils that lurk online
do need minding from the authorities,
but why should laws threaten words of mine
to stop obvious law-breakers like these?
© 2012 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.
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