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Lest We Forget: Tanka

LEST WE FORGET

No evil people
Only very messed up ones
A part of ourselves
We often forget that though
And hold my hand up also

Google Is Spyware

Fortunately there is an easy (and better*) alternative.

DuckDuckGo

* https://gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/features/12-things-duckduckgo-can-do-that-google-cant-596526

A Twist On Beneficence

A TWIST ON BENEFICENCE

“These damned Rep…tiles!
God rest their souls,” say I.
My single simple condition?
That they be dead and gone first.

Jet Plane Warbirds (Republished)

JET PLANE WARBIRDS

Noisomely loudly
Splitting our quiet skies
Oh when will you return home?

Be gone, fey daughters of mad Zeus
Be done with twirling your bloody fingers
Fondling their hard-won garlands demanded
And then – oh but of course – soon discarded

Gladiators meet, mete out death, make meat
Reborn as gliadioli – erect, sword-shaped
Leaves and spikes of flowers – overblown
In a superfluity of colour, so over fulsome

Be gone, be gone, we beseech thee
Leave us in peace, in peace
In blessed peace

Ho-hum (12c)

HO-HUM

Poppy Day
A century since
Years later
Orwell coined
“War is peace” and “Doublethink”
Today: normalised

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Shadorma November

Tarnished Chrome

TARNISHED CHROME

Always remember
No such thing as a free lunch
Google … Predator

The Next (Goose) Step

THE NEXT (GOOSE) STEP

The “top” one per cent
Terrified, naturally
Of those they exploit

Their diagnosis?
Organised supervision
i.e.: police state

This Gem

This gem is dedicated to my U.S. “followers”. (What an unfortunate term that is.) My thoughts are frequently with you in your plight.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/9/14/1698503/-Doonesbury-nailed-it-41-years-ago

At times I think satire is all that’s left. Other times I see it differently.

And there’s always poetry.

Badge Of Shame

P & P
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BADGE OF SHAME

Pride and prejudice
I love the book but hate it
Used as a motto

Google Google Glug Glug Glug

GOOGLE GOOGLE GLUG GLUG GLUG

Don’t look a gift horse
In the mouth the saying goes
That’s where the fangs are
But they never tell you that
Or the reason why they don’t

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