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How strange it is and how bizarre a pandemic should threaten from afar - some say a bat, some say a lab and there's no pill and there's no jab. Sniff! Sniff! I smell a virus worse than that in this Chinese Year of the Rat! Thus beware the cuddly giant panda and spread of its propaganda - you don't need to be Charlie Chan to know where this covid plague all began; it is like a tale out of Dr. Fu Manchu how the world has caught this Wuhan flu. Yet said the WHO and the CCP "there's nothing here, nothing to see, it's all a big western conspiracy!". But the WHO are just puppets on a string pulled by their masters in Beijing - as this CHINESE DEATH VIRUS shows the emperor has got no clothes; but what is clear in the tyranny they deny, the bigger the truth the bigger the lie! To slay the dragon in the east we need to cut the head off the beast, for Red China is an abomination whose end game is world domination. And if you have lost your job or a loved one it is by their hands this evil was done, for whether a lab or whether a bat something stinks in the Year of the Rat! May 2020 2020 is indeed the year of the rat.

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Date: 2/1/2021 7:36:00 AM
Brilliantly rhymed acute observations on a rat infested situation. Well written, Keith.
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Date: 1/14/2021 5:14:00 PM
It's very scary, Kieth. How close communism is to us now. they are buying up American farm land under our noses. People are clueless.
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Date: 8/28/2020 8:13:00 PM
love it
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Date: 7/31/2020 7:00:00 PM
Enjoyed reading Keith. Cleverly done with a lot of truth. Made it one of my favorites. Stay well my friend...
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Date: 7/29/2020 5:17:00 AM
Well...looks like you made it thru the censors! (just kidding!) major platforms wouldn't allow such truths enemore in our land-o-liberty, and dropped with style...nice Keith!
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Date: 7/15/2020 3:07:00 PM
this is so true, Keith. And I might add, it's others, not just China, in on this tragic prank being played on the world. soupmail.
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Date: 6/17/2020 10:22:00 AM
Very well done Keith, you have a way with couplets, a perfect form to express your views, I see the value of the write, congrats on a fine win!
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Date: 6/14/2020 3:57:00 AM
Excellent reasoning Keith. Bats or Rats who knows anymore, but one thing for sure is its all a bit sus. Hasn't been a good year for us Aussies, some copping it more than others. Great poem Keith ....Maria Hugs
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Date: 6/10/2020 7:30:00 PM
Very clever putting together the Year of the Rat with the stinking dead rat in the attic that 2020 has become. Way to tell it like it is. Like a tick in the Keith. Cheers, mate, good to see you writing again.
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Date: 6/5/2020 1:46:00 AM
You are so clever Keith. This is an excellent poem that spells out the truth with humor and wit attesting to your talent as an intelligent poet who has his finger pointing in the right direction! Bravo Keith! I am Faving this poem! Thank you for sharing your views. Blessings xxoo
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Date: 5/27/2020 6:31:00 AM
Very contemporary topic, and beautifully written! A serious topic presented in a lighthearted form! Great!
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Date: 5/8/2020 3:09:00 PM
So many strange things are happening this year. I think I will stay clear- of the rat. Even the bat. I like having wings, but never wish to get tangled around something that stinks. Just sayin.' Stay safe Keith!! ~ Brandy
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