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Writing Stuff That's Shunned by the Most: A Satirical Rhyme with Food for Thought

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

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