Post Post-Truth: A Poem

Post Post-Truth

There once was a time
it pains me to say
when facts were demeaned
and truth was passé

Photo by Gage Skidmore.

Words were adornments
designed to excite
not to enlighten
or prove wrong from right

The news was all fake
but nobody cared
’cause others got gored
and passions were flared

The President spoke
in truncated tweets
berating dissenters
while spreading deceits

Deplorables prayed
this stream of foul guff
would bring forth good jobs
but it twernt enough

So next voting day
not giving a damn
they ousted the tricksters
who pulled off their scam

Now history shows
post-truth was a lie
on beliefs alone
one cannot rely

So live by cold facts
and don’t be a chump
like voters were in
the Dark Age of Trump

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Rick Blum

Rick Blum

Rick Blum has been writing humorous prose and poetry for more than 25 years during stints as a nightclub owner, high-tech manager, market research mogul and, most recently, alter kaker. Currently, he is holed up in his Massachusetts office trying to pen the perfect bio, which he plans to share as soon as he stops laughing at the sheer futility of this effort.