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Remember there a good time when we thought “Reader's digest.
Was high literature, the teller of the truth?
When I was propagandist luring us with fine words

in lies.
When we got older we learned and these days even the Guardian
follows a political policy skirting the truth.
There are the lie and the truth, but convention stops us from telling
anyone how it was.
I wrote a story of sea life and young men the story was met
pith d deadly silence because I used the language of a time gone
when a whore was not a sex-worker.
People feel offended when met with untarnished truth,
write about the green sea and not of mass- the murder of old people
in Sweden.
An editor wrote me along letter of refusal when to simple
words like “fuck off “would be better and less insulting.
But that is the way it is better to be kind than truthful.
 

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 22nd May 2020 20:19

Po - exactly! 😔

MortimerBlooming

Fri 22nd May 2020 14:57

truth untarnished is like the sun at mid noon, you can only look at the light it casts and its shadows,

if you look at it directly you risk getting blind

A lovely poem

Mortimer

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poemagraphic

Fri 22nd May 2020 14:50

Yes M.C. it is.😇😈

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 22nd May 2020 14:32

Truth, like its opposite, is flexible and adopted/adapted according to
intent and purpose.
True or false? 😃

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poemagraphic

Fri 22nd May 2020 14:28

That song lyric... "Do you want the truth or something beautiful" by Paloma Faith springs to mind Jan.

I can't see you as a 'propagandist' that does not sound like you at all.

lied Po.

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