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I miss some information while the news drones on today, and lose a favorite TV chair, while commentators lie on air. The coddled cats, now cozy in my spot, have no respect for playing fair. Their clawing paws pause in sync with reporters at play with words, then resume, like rhetorical retorts swatting truth away. “The housing market's in a bubble,” they blurb on without a bobble, or hint of irony. And with iron fisted tone demand attention to their tomes, attacking what's left of right. A pin is needed to pop in, to bust their bubble with an outburst, an outrage against the dying of the light. But darkness already settles in as homeless huddle on the street. Enjoy your yurt on a mountain top, camping with tin pot and tinder from tenuous timber on a fire pit of stone, and thank fake news for declaring climate change a hoax. Sing with Mellencamp, “Come on baby, make the yurt so good,” and dream melancholic dreams of better days. In this post fact, post hoc fallacy filled world, where science must compete with goat herder wisdom, the black belted Bible still punches out the Truth in four inerrant yet irreconcilable Gospels, “The Good News.” But the news is not so good for slaves, or women, or LGBQT, or really any life on planet Earth from A to Z, as Heaven trumps our paradise, despite the lack of evidence, and no planet B. Oh the cacophony of cock-eyed calumnies! The columnist and internet conspire, slipping the surly bonds of truth to touch the face of gob smacking lies. Dismiss these purveyors of the putrid, who exchange opinion for fact and peel back layers of untruth, until my eyes sting with tears. July 23, 2021 Word Play Poetry Contest Sponsored by John Anderson

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Date: 7/29/2021 4:49:00 PM
excellent ink Greg, many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 7/29/2021 2:09:00 PM
A lot of provoking thought with the mannerisms of words well done.
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Greg Hladky
Date: 7/29/2021 2:13:00 PM
Thanks!
Date: 7/29/2021 4:32:00 AM
Wonderful Word Play. Congratulations on your deserved win!
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Greg Hladky
Date: 7/29/2021 2:08:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 7/29/2021 12:03:00 AM
Greg, clever wordplay and insightful observations about present day media and attitudes. Well done and congrats on your placement.
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Greg Hladky
Date: 7/29/2021 2:11:00 PM
I appreciate your comment. Thank you.
Date: 7/28/2021 3:44:00 PM
Well stated with creative flair, Greg. Congratulations on your win!
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Greg Hladky
Date: 7/28/2021 7:07:00 PM
Thanks!
Date: 7/28/2021 2:54:00 PM
Hey! Congratulations for your winning place in the Word Play Poems, Play-on-Words, Contest. Well Done. I loved your poem and really enjoyed reading it.I hope you enjoyed the writing challenge. Great fun indeed! Cheers and Best Wishes!
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Greg Hladky
Date: 7/28/2021 7:12:00 PM
Thanks for the generous Honorable Mention! I would liked to have done more justice to your contest, but it was still fun trying.