LinkedIn’s Censorship in China: A Sonnet

(Background: LinkedIn Connects with Beijing, Censors Falun Gong)

LinkedIn connects people the world over,
Crafting a cozy café oceans wide
Where people can sip with each other,
Do business without an eight-hour ride.

Yet, recently, when I was at LinkedIn,
I noticed something red in my chai tea;
It tasted of metal, horror and sin;
The creamer was puss oozing profusely

From a Tiananmen Square protester’s arm,
Rotting away after twenty-five years,
From the communists’ torturous harm
To Falun Gong, a hint of salty tears.

I spat out the nightmare, ran out the door,
“If this is censorship, I want no more!”   

 

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