Facts are very boring; this much is true.

It’s hard to face them by the light of day;

Much easier to make the truth become

What you or someone else would like to say.


You will deny you dropped that bomb or shell;

You say the other side attacked its own.

You muddy waters, sow some seeds of doubt.

And cast the bleeding obvious as unknown.


You say you’re sceptical of viruses,

And that vaccines have horrible effects.

You pretend that you have special knowledge,

Which no one else is allowed to inspect.


But sadly, the annoying facts are there:

The bodies piled, the sick in ICU.

Although you ply your twilight trade with skill,

It’s not us lying through our teeth; it’s you.

factfake news

◄ Tanks

Heaven's Gates ►


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Stephen Gospage

Sat 6th Aug 2022 08:17

Cheers John and Greg. Thanks for the kind comments. On the Sandy Hook shootings, yes, his description of grieving parents as 'crisis actors' was just sick, on a par with the 'staged event' allegation concerning the bodies in Bucha.
We have to keep pushing the facts.

And thanks to Nigel, Holden, Frederick, K Lynn and Carol for the likes.

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Greg Freeman

Fri 5th Aug 2022 22:46

This is a terrific poem, Steve, one of your very best. That appalling American on the TV news tonight who denied the Sandy Hook school killings just another example.

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John Botterill

Fri 5th Aug 2022 22:42

A stunning poem, Stephen. And that's a fact!

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