Fly By

I read the latest post by my friend, Penny at The Why About This, and it created a stir in my mental juices as to what the world is currently facing. I had an image of a bird in my mind. So this poem was inspired by “When Words Overwhelm

Fly by night
Fly by free
Fly by flower
Fly by tree

BirdFlyNight

Fly by day
Fly by sun
Fly by many
Fly by none

BirdFlyDay

Fly by star
Fly by moon
Fly by sand
Fly by dune

BirdFLyMoon

Fly by summer
Fly by glow
Fly by winter
Fly by snow

BirdFlySnow

Fly by country
Fly by state
Fly by anger
Fly by hate

BirdFlyCountry

Fly by sirens
Fly by flash
Fly by fallout
Fly by ash

BirdFlyHate

Fly by death
Fly by strife
Fly by everywhere
Looking for life …

Lifeless

© A Forbes 2017

All images found on Google Images

Don’t let our world come to this.

Why Always The Hate?

I was watching some YouTube videos the other day, and it is shocking the amount of hate that comes in the way of comments. Rather than accept that people have an opinion and that’s what makes humanity diverse and a good race able to adapt and get along.

One was a trailer for a game. Some people didn’t like the game, others did. Rather than “I don’t like this game, so I’m going to leave it“, the response is “This game is the worst thing ever and anyone who likes it is just a stupid little child“, and the response from people who like the game is “how dare you say anything bad about this game! You should go off and drop dead“.

There are comments of “The introduction movie isn’t how the game is, people should sue the company for false advertising“.

All games have a cinematic trailer for the game that is not actual in-game footage. Some people will say that a space simulator is wrong because of the sound of guns in space, but will play Call of Duty or something like that and get headshots without having to take in the Coriolis effect. (This is the curve of the earth and takes into account the drop of the bullet on its way to the target due to the angle and the wind factor and magnetism of the planet).

Some people will complain that a Call of Duty game is not realistic as you can get shot in the arm and just hide to feel better, while playing a driving game, ram something at over 200mph and just back up and drive off.

Everyone likes different things. The same with films. Just because someone doesn’t like the Transformers films doesn’t mean no one else is allowed to like them.

I don’t like the Transformers films – I’ll buy them for my son though. I’m not good at fighting games like Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter. It doesn’t make them the worst games ever.

Just because I can’t do headshots on Call of Duty, Battlefield, Overwatch or games like that, it doesn’t mean the controls are all wrong and the company should do something about it, It just means I’m not that good at them.

People need to see that their opinion is not the only one that matters in this world. There are other people who feel and think differently.

Whatever happened to “Whatever floats your boat” or “Hate that game, let me know when you’ve finished“.

There is too much hate and confrontation in the world now. Everyone needs a chill pill and a time out in the naughty corner. It’s time for acceptance, not dissension. It’s time for smiles, not snarls. It’s time for community, not hate.

We have enough of that with the leaders of countries without the rest of the people sinking to their levels.

Free speech, not hate speech.