An infomania infused
as lines are blurred
by yielders to temptation,
ready to concoct, distort
any narrative, while
playing willy-nilly gods,
in a scramble for verisimilitude
that always seduces,
yet produces little
more than manicured falsehoods.
And the truth doesn't
get any younger;
untold and forlorn,
a casualty of casuistry,
vying for the vengeance
of its validity,
unheeded yet whispered
by fools who forewarned...
Thu 15th Dec 2022 01:34
Thank you so much, John, I truly appreciate your very thoughtful comment! I really don't aim for 'mystical encryption', but I suppose I end up with that!😄
As for 'infomania', I can't take credit for it, not my neologism!😎
JOHN F B TUCKER
Wed 14th Dec 2022 05:03
There are some good words in here. The first one that struck me was "infomania" - is that a neologism of your own?
I also like (and am familiar with) verisimilitude and casuistry.
Your poems seem to contain a lot in a few, terse words - seem to be a concise way of reporting - often only one sentence - replete with profound vocabulary.
At the same time I am not always sure I get what lies behind your mystical encryption - but sometimes I think I do.
Sun 11th Dec 2022 02:19
Thank you so much, John, your kind comment means a lot! 😎
Sat 10th Dec 2022 11:48
A commentary on our times. Very impressive, Holden. 😎
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