Get Your Premium Membership

By then we'll be dead

Whispers and intrigue and things that shan’t be said, not uttered or stuttered-- minds shuttered instead. You cannot, you shall not, believe your own eyes. You must put your trust in our false facts and lies. Sit down, and be quiet! You don’t need to think! Ignore feigned enemies, when you catch them wink. You must believe what we say is true, because we’re much smarter-- we’re thinking for you! We’re right, and we know it. There’s no doubt about it! You can tell that we’re right ‘cause we’re loud when we shout it. Ignore all the things that come to light later. If you should mention those, well--you’re just a hater. This is the story. Now march to our drum. All those who don’t, are worthless and dumb! * * * One day some scholar will take a fresh look and write a best seller, an award-winning book. She’ll reveal the whole truth, opposite all that we’ve read. But don’t wait to read it, ‘cause by then we’ll be dead! ______________________ January 6, 2022 King Size Bull Crap Contest Charlie Messina, sponsor

Copyright © | Year Posted 2022




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 3/8/2022 5:21:00 PM
Dear P.S. I had missed this brilliant litany of well deserved exposure of the self selected elite who claim enlightenment and thus the right to control our lives in soft tyranny. Very well said! Keep taking the spicy food!
Login to Reply
Date: 2/2/2022 3:38:00 AM
wonderful poem, by the way what did you eat on the day you wrote this ?hhhhhh
Login to Reply
AWTRY Avatar
P.S. AWTRY
Date: 2/9/2022 7:16:00 AM
Gee I don’t recall—probably something spicy ;)
Date: 2/1/2022 8:06:00 AM
HaHa--what a great critique of Today's World! It's sharp and insightful with great rhyme--love it :)
Login to Reply
AWTRY Avatar
P.S. AWTRY
Date: 2/9/2022 7:16:00 AM
Thank you Ann :)
AWTRY Avatar
P.S. AWTRY
Date: 2/9/2022 7:15:00 AM
Thank you Ann :)
Date: 1/29/2022 11:58:00 AM
Nice rhythm. Enjoyed reading this poem.
Login to Reply
AWTRY Avatar
P.S. AWTRY
Date: 1/29/2022 2:44:00 PM
Hi Valerie! Thank you! -ps
Date: 1/20/2022 1:34:00 AM
Intriguing. Nice piece
Login to Reply
AWTRY Avatar
P.S. AWTRY
Date: 1/20/2022 7:53:00 AM
Yes, I believe something is afoot. I have been reading some of your work today and enjoying your excellent poems! Thank you for stopping by :) ~ps
Date: 1/18/2022 9:26:00 PM
Very attractive title. Beautiful narration. Congratulations!
Login to Reply
AWTRY Avatar
P.S. AWTRY
Date: 1/19/2022 7:43:00 AM
Thank you Christuraj! (I thought perhaps the title was a bit off-putting...) ~ps
Date: 1/18/2022 7:26:00 PM
You are a great poet, you use words very well!
Login to Reply
AWTRY Avatar
P.S. AWTRY
Date: 1/19/2022 7:43:00 AM
What a generous comment. Thank you very much. ~ps
Date: 1/18/2022 4:24:00 PM
P.S., this is so well-written and creative. Love this. So true, we are being deterred by the media at such high levels that I try not to even watch the news anymore. Congratulations on your win! Love & Hugs Charlie
Login to Reply
AWTRY Avatar
P.S. AWTRY
Date: 1/18/2022 4:38:00 PM
Hi Charlie, I so appreciate your visit and kind comments about this little poem that really nearly wrote itself. I thank you for sponsoring such an interesting contest! :) ~ps
Date: 1/14/2022 11:42:00 PM
Wow what words of wisdom, spun creatively into a poem. Even the film industry is pulled into crime by the mafia and governmental departments, even royalty. I mistrust the rich and famous, they manipulate us, as they think they are untouchable. This has happened throughout history, but thanks to social media, in fact multi media ,we now hear about all these inhumane controlling, despicable acts. Well penned dear friend, Hugs and blessings, Jennifer.
Login to Reply
AWTRY Avatar
P.S. AWTRY
Date: 1/15/2022 8:35:00 AM
So true! The elite-better-Than and too-big-to-fail types…. Glad you liked this one Jennifer! - ps
Date: 1/14/2022 2:06:00 AM
Faved! Amazing write.
Login to Reply
AWTRY Avatar
P.S. AWTRY
Date: 1/14/2022 2:17:00 AM
Thank you BJ for the fave! I am glad you liked this one :)
Date: 1/13/2022 6:39:00 PM
You must put your trust in our false facts and lies. Love that line! Keep spreading the truth P.S! A fave for me as well!
Login to Reply
AWTRY Avatar
P.S. AWTRY
Date: 1/13/2022 7:07:00 PM
Thank you for the fave! CrAzY times we're living in! ~ps
Date: 1/10/2022 12:52:00 PM
a fave for me. You keep telling the truth. although we cannot wake up the brainwashed, we can do our best to rattle the cages. I am so thankful for people like you in the world. By the way, many good books on this topic HAVE been written. The current really good one is The Real anthony Fauci by Robert F. kennedy Jr. he shows ALL the real facts and it's clear and true. but our world is controlled by all evil leaders, so truth is squashed and even his book will not convince the lost ones.
Login to Reply
AWTRY Avatar
P.S. AWTRY
Date: 1/10/2022 1:16:00 PM
I feel like we are not getting the whole truth about many things. I wonder what history will have to say about the times we are living in. Thank you for the fave. You are too kind. :)
Date: 1/8/2022 7:38:00 PM
This is a FAVE, P.S. You have depicted the Truth about all the lies that are being foisted on us by the you-know-whos. Thanks, gw
Login to Reply
Wolf Avatar
Gershon Wolf
Date: 2/3/2022 10:10:00 PM
When the poem 'writes itself,' I've found that it usually top-notch -- just like this one. Kudos, P.S.
AWTRY Avatar
P.S. AWTRY
Date: 1/8/2022 7:58:00 PM
Oh, wow a FAVE! Thank you. This one really wrote itself. :) ~ps
Date: 1/7/2022 2:58:00 PM
Very smart writing, P.S. it could clearly relate to many facets of ‘human contention’ but my mind went straight for the vax/anti-vax dispute… clever how your words could be seen as spoken from either side of the fence. Like it lots. Terry
Login to Reply
AWTRY Avatar
P.S. AWTRY
Date: 1/7/2022 4:17:00 PM
O good! I am growing more and more distrustful of the ruling class—and the talking heads—left and right! Thank you so much for your encouraging comment :) -ps
Date: 1/7/2022 10:53:00 AM
Well reasoned and scribed! Aloha!
Login to Reply
AWTRY Avatar
P.S. AWTRY
Date: 1/7/2022 11:05:00 AM
Thank you dear Rico! :) ~ps
Date: 1/7/2022 9:16:00 AM
The intelligent seek out their own answers and find the truth. Excellently composed P.S. A fave! This poem may have been divinely guided. New year blessings xxoo
Login to Reply
AWTRY Avatar
P.S. AWTRY
Date: 1/7/2022 11:05:00 AM
Oh, wow, thank you for the fave! Yes, seems skepticism and wisdom are first cousins :) ~ps
Date: 1/6/2022 11:52:00 PM
Seriously hilarious PSA! The most rhythmic lilt to how Power to the hilt will every truth Tilt. Glad u are not Dead, everywhere. Shalom shalom. Anil
Login to Reply
AWTRY Avatar
P.S. AWTRY
Date: 1/7/2022 7:16:00 AM
Thank you Anil for your poetic response! This was one that just came to me all at once :) -ps