Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.
The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.
-- George Bernard Shaw
I'm laughing at hidden censorship in the "free press"
"officially" it's O.K. to write whatsoever you please
but it still depends on the topic you address
sensitive readers are there to appease.
They'll rush to call it controversial, or misinformation
maybe a conspiracy theory, or even a downright lie
they may call it something like hate dissemination
in short, something that no writer should ever try.
Indeed, so many topics are tabooish, almost banned
people choosing selective blindness over the facts
with ostrich-like minds buried in proverbial sand
not to rock the boat with inappropriate acts.
Just for certain brief examples of what I mean
let's recognize America as big threat to peace
no matter how it gets to always come out clean
it's hard to tell acts of crime or of a "global police".
Or to mention the rightful owners of this land
ending up in all those unsightly reservations
not something we may avoid to understand
but not justice to deserve standing ovations.
To say how dynasties got rich by grabbing and stealing
that may not really sit well with a hot royalist or two
well, hidden history is bound to hurt some feeling
thus it may not be "polite" to say what's true.
But some of us just can't not to pull devil by the tail
indulging in truth, no matter whether liked or not
even if it's being sure formula for writer to fail
while we touch someone's sensitive spot.
A pampering conformism simply ain't my cup of tea
with political correctness maneuvering through lies
so, in case if it's not what some readers like to see
let them find what's suitable for the sensitive eyes.
© 2022 Val Karas