Assemblies of Mobs

image from Fortune magazine

Are you a member of a mob,
Is there a crowd you’ve joined?
Do you volley a round of jeers,
A record number aimed to mock
Those it crowns with contempt
To curry your crowd’s acclaim?

When mob zombies throw you a bone,
An IG, Twitter or a Facebook like,
Oh, how you preen with pride
As prowling for that perfect target,
A victim for your mob’s consumption
You deny it’s a wicked game.

Natural bullies, mobsters we
Who crowd to assemble hate
Shaming those with whom we disagree
In social media where we congregate
To acclaim the noble popularity
Of the monsters we create.

Like cartoon lemmings we march off
To follow them over the cliff
Buying the wicked conjurings
Sold by all the best,
Warding off independent thought
That bane of every crowd.

Are you a member of a mob,
Is there a crowd you’ve joined?
Your membership will last as long
As you make their idols yours.
But when the day is done you’ll find
Alas, the mob was not your friend.

“The Monster in the Woods” ©dorahak: Found in the woods near Washington, D.C.

--For Sammi's 13 Days of Samhain (volume ii) 
Day 3: "A Wicked Conjuring" prompt for October 22, 2021
--"The Monster in the Woods" photo for Cee's PPAC: #19: 
Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC)
Public art is encompasses any form of art you see in a public place, 
large or small, statues, murals, graffiti, gardens, parks, etc. 
The art should be visible from streets, sidewalks 
or outdoor public places.

37 thoughts on “Assemblies of Mobs

    1. Well said, Pat. To be a believer is to follow the Lord, not the crowd, whether they say they follow Him or no. And happy are we, blessed are we, to have brothers and sisters who walk alongside us in following Him who never leaves nor forsakes us. He’s ALWAYS with us. I love your reminding me of this! Thank you sister, and a blessed weekend to you and yours! 🙂🧡❤️💜


  1. A very thought provoking poem Dora! It is so easy to jump on a bandwagon, especially if it touts our point of view. Social Media is a perfect platform for bullying of the cyber sort. Thanks for challenging us to reassess!

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    1. Thank you so much, Marsha. If only we didn’t have the means to destroy each other’s lives and livelihoods in the process! Now paranoia reigns in the workplace and even among family and friends. If there is an adult in the room I wish they’d stand up.😒

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    2. One thing I love about blogging, and challenges in particular is that very few people have an agenda other than to share pictures and encourage one another. It’s easy to get immersed in that atmosphere and community.

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