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Uncommon Knowledge

UNCOMMON KNOWLEDGE

They lay down their law
“Men do this, women do that”
Stereotypes suck!

We are living proof
They overgeneralise
Nor are we alone

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24-Hour News (29b)

24-HOUR NEWS

Handpickled
Distortions meant to
Convince us
We know best
Tapered, tampered, distempered
Not breaking, broken

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Shadorma November

Odd Bedfellows (27a)

ODD BEDFELLOWS

That we find
Unforgivable
In others
Is tied to
That which we find in ourselves
Indispensible

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Shadorma November

Not-so-smart Mouth (25b)

NOT-SO-SMART MOUTH

Using wit
With intent to hurt
A sour note
Spoils the chord
You play and to be honest
You test my patience

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This was written as a contribution to The Secret Keeper’s Weekly Writing Prompt No. 55.

https://secretkeeper.net/2016/09/19/weekly-writing-challenge-55/

Seed Words: | WIT | HURT | NOTE | HONEST | TEST |

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Shadorma November

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

Comfort Food (10a)

COMFORT FOOD

Eight folk own
Half of the globe’s wealth*
They’re all men
(Mais bien sûr)
As boys loved Monopoly
And never grew up

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*A recent report by Oxfam International highlights the dramatic rise in income equality by noting that the combined wealth of the world’s top 8 individual billionaires is more than the lower half of the world’s population, some 3.6 billion people. The intention of the report was to bring awareness to the unfairness and injustice inherent in our global economic system.

Just 8 Men Own Same Wealth As Half The World.

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Shadorma November

The Launch (2b) (or not 2b ;) )

THE LAUNCH

Cheese and wine
The bigwigs are here
Backslapping
Backhanders
That’s what gave the project wings
Look, here’s a model!

It looks nice
But it’s supposed to
And notice
Those handshakes*
Farewell, God bless, sweet Nature
Here’s a mall instead

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* http://www.signology.org/masonic-symbols/masonic-handshake.htm

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Shadorma November

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.

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

“Would you like the escape the horrible reality of thinking your own thoughts? Me too. Learning to have your mind controlled is your key to escaping the hell of thinking for yourself.”
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http://wakingtimesmedia.com/video-comedian-hilariously-exposes-media-controls-mind/

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