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Poetry notes:
05/26/2019

In the context of this poem, "Wordsmith" refers to any who attempt to mislead by using fake news or disinformation. 

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He's a stable smithy
Thinks his genius words are pithy
As he pounds, pounds, pounds
Into the night

Swings his big word-hammer
Never minding lies and grammar
Cuz he's gotta, gotta, gotta
Fuel the fight

With his bellowslike ire
He stokes the fire
As it burns, burns, burns
To his delight

On his huge word-anvil
Pounds rumor and scandal
As they sizzle, sizzle, sizzle
Burning bright

Hones his words untoward
Like a two-edged sword
As they stab, stab, stab
Like a knife

As his words extrude
They can get really rude
As he pushes, pushes, pushes
Wrong as right

He's a stable smithy
Thinks his genius words are pithy
As he pounds, pounds, pounds
With all his might

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Date: 6/15/2019 1:57:00 AM
Rude doesn't begin to express sickness of some individuals as they choke on ego. You are fantastic!
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Mark Toney
Date: 6/15/2019 5:39:00 PM
Barbara, how nice of you to stop by with your encouraging comments. Give my regards to Peter. ~Mark
Date: 6/3/2019 6:49:00 PM
oh I can think of several on the site who folk laud like blindfolded sheep - f only they knew the truth they would go baaaaaaaaamy lol:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 6/3/2019 11:17:00 PM
Lol...thanks, Jan! It’s always good to hear from you :) ~Mark
Date: 6/1/2019 9:17:00 AM
A clever poem, Mark-- though I could also read it as a satire on ego driven poets and writers who think they are pounding out eternity [not that I could ever be like that...hmmm, or could I?]
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Mark Toney
Date: 6/1/2019 12:25:00 PM
Lol... L. J., awesome comment!
Date: 5/29/2019 1:14:00 PM
I agree with Gershon Panagiota
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Mark Toney
Date: 5/29/2019 1:24:00 PM
Thanks for stopping by with your nice encouragement, Panagiota!
Date: 5/26/2019 10:59:00 PM
For me, this is the poem of the day!! An instant FAVE. Excellent satirical sneer, Mark, pulled off perfectly! :) gw
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Mark Toney
Date: 5/27/2019 3:00:00 PM
Gershon, I'm so glad that you enjoyed it enough to FAVE. It means a lot to me. Cheers! ~Mark