Poems on Twitter’s Attacks on President Trump The Society May 29, 2020 Culture, Deconstructing Communism, Poetry 10 Comments Fake Checks by Esca Webuilder As Twitterites do fact-checks, which are really only fake, confusing truths with their opinions is their main mistake. But censoring the voices that they do not want to hear, is neither good, nor valu’ble; it is a kind of fear. One needs to get out of one’s bubble, get out of the booth. One needs to weigh all kinds of views, when striving for the truth. The Twitterongs have got it wrong, confusing their beliefs, with facts! That’s what they are condemning in their enemies. How strange it is, when people have the freedom to refute, they cannot see that others do as well. It don’t compute! Loose Lips “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” —Ronald Reagan by Susan Jarvis Bryant Let each and every tweet be free to sing in silken reverie to soar with creativity to spit its ire and devilry— to speak. Let each and every tweet be free to flirt with nonconformity to blurt its eccentricity to spurt its blue hilarity— to shriek. Let each and every tweet be free to blush in hushed humility to bray in boastful revelry to weigh both truth and treachery— to seek. Let each and every tweet be free to smite the wily piety that tethers tongues alleged to be the absolute epitome of hate. Let each and every tweet be free to harmonize or disagree to gladden you and sadden me— don’t let the biased powers that be dictate. Let each and every tweet be free to grumble with impunity to spill the spiel that’s non-PC before the loss of liberty’s our fate! NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 10 Responses Patricia A. Marsh May 29, 2020 Line 3: “But censoring the voices that they do want to hear,” Should that be: “But censoring the voices that they do NOT want to hear,”? Reply The Society May 29, 2020 Thank you, Ms. Marsh, this has been updated. Reply Patricia A. Marsh May 29, 2020 You’re welcome! Julian D. Woodruff May 29, 2020 A welcome antidote to, or at least change from, the relentless if skillful anti-Trump poems on Light. Thanks. Reply Joseph S. Salemi May 30, 2020 I recall when LIGHT was run by John Mella, and was actually open to different viewpoints and ways of thinking. Now it has been captured by left-wing vermin. Reply Jan Darling May 30, 2020 Dear Susan Thank you for being the voice of reason and freedom. And thank you for Loose Lips. There are many ships for them to sink – but you keep us afloat with charm and sense. Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant May 30, 2020 It’s lovely to hear from you, Jan, and thank you very much for your kind voice of support. In an increasingly authoritarian world, every single voice of opposition counts. Onward and upward, my friend in poetry, reason and freedom. Reply Joseph S. Salemi May 30, 2020 All the leftist turds in Twitter Should be flushed right down the shitter. If they want to be like Pravda, Saying that all users havta Follow certain “party lines,” Let’s hit them with some hefty fines — Or failing that, let’s pay a torch To flame their HQs till they scorch. Reply Mike Bryant May 30, 2020 All of these poems, including the good doctor’s, hold up free speech remarkably well. Without free speech we’re lost. Reply Erisbawdle Cue June 1, 2020 Composing poetry is a complex process, which, like in any field, requires the full force of the intellect, the fullest resources of emotional depth, musicality, spiritual reservoirs, and histrionic energy. And marshaling all these, as well as other powers; for success is a case of hit and miss. And, taking possibly a cue from Mallarme, one has to somehow purify the language of the tribe with words. I would say that Esca Webuilder’s attempt is a definite miss, with some qualifications. 1. Immediate poetic responses to political events are rarely of a high order. Even those, which are most famous, like Tennyson’s “Charge of the Light Brigade”, have their detractions as well. However, Tennyson’s poem, because of the nature of the event, the massacre of British soldiers, manages to speak with several memorable lines, such as “Theirs but to do and die”. This Mr. Webuilder neither has nor supplies. 2. As a poem that was rushed and editor-driven, it contained several errors: the typo Ms. Marsh pointed out; bad puns, like “Twitterongs”, and unthoughtful, exaggerated rhetoric. 3. Nevertheless, there are some poetic devices in play in this tennos: meter, rhyme, alliteration, a clipped diction, repetition, contemporary phrasing, and occasionally subtle puns, 4. This poem seems to sit at the edges of Mortimer Adler (1902-2001), a 20th century NeoAristotelian, first, in his discussion of truth v. opinion and belief v. fact; but most particularly in his use of the oddly judgmental word “mistake”. [Throughout Adler’s book, “Ten Philosophical Mistakes” Adler relies largely on Aristotle and Aquinas, debunking, among others, Locke, Hume and Kant.] 5. So, although the poem is competent and contemporary, it is not extraordinary, nor eternal. 6. Here is its latest form: As Twitterites do fact-checks, which are sometimes merely fake, confusing truths with just opinions is a main mistake. And censoring the voices that one does not want to hear, is neither good, nor valu’ble; it is the voice of fear. One needs to get out of one’s bubble, get out of the booth. One needs to weigh all kinds of views, when striving for the truth. The Twitterites have got it wrong, confusing their beliefs, with facts! That’s what they are condemning in their enemies. How strange it is, when people have the freedom to refute, but cannot see that others do too. It does not compute! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.