Today’s response to MURI’S 2020 CHALLENGE FOR NATIONAL POETRY MONTH. Like the 2019 challenge, this consists of 13 prompts, one for each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in April. They can be completed in any order. If you are interested in participating, click on the above link for the prompts and posting guidelines.
In an “economy of creativity,” I have combined prompts #9 and #10:
“Explore your feelings about deceit in a poem.”
“Write about 2 opposites using an Etheree and a Reverse Etheree.”
There is none so blind as he who will not see. I find it astonishing that so many people dismiss the difficult truths before them and put their faith in fairy tales. A lie dressed up in a thousand-dollar suit is still a lie. Repeating it doesn’t make it true. Calling it an “alternative fact” or a “spin” doesn’t make it true. We are all culpable to some degree for the problems plaguing our country and planet. Rather than accepting our share of the blame and working toward solutions, we bury our heads in the sand and pretend everything is fine. Well, it isn’t, and it isn’t going to get better until we open our eyes (and minds) to the truth.
False promises, propaganda
So many eager to drink the Kool-aid
Deceit assaults our every sense and yet
we believe what we want to believe
instead of seeking out what’s real
from credible sources
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