. Whatfinger Poetry Contest Judged by Mike Bryant . FIRST PLACE . Untitled by Damian Robin Support the online enterprisethat picks the brave from molten lies,that fields the small heroic actsand hits the twists of woken ‘facts’.It shines a light on broken bendsand soaks the fires from token ‘friends’.A worthy wordy wordly slingerof stones like David’s—Go Whatfinger!! . . RUNNERS UP (in alphabetical order) . The Point by C.B. Anderson __Thumbs up, thumbs down —We’re just expressing our opinion,Detached from Government dominion__In this old town. __I like the truthServed raw, without incessant cookingThe Leftists try when we’re not looking.__I like a sleuth __Who never shiesFrom tracking down a malefactorOr anyone who might have backed her__Most blatant lies. __There’s HillaryAnd also Darth Pelosi; foreignTo me is that Senator Warren.__A pillory __Out in the sunWould suit all three, where we might lingerTo point them out. With what finger?__The middle one! . In Praise of Whatfinger by Joshua C. Frank If something should happen disproving woke “truth,”It’s labeled “fake news;” disagreeing’s uncouth.The sheep hear the wool-wearing wolf howl and eat,And they’re bullied to blindly believe it’s a bleat,But Whatfinger News shows you both kinds of sound;You decide who’s a wolf and where shepherds are found. . Whatfinger News Source by Roy E. Peterson Whatfinger’s a news source to which I now relate.They stand for truth and justice overcoming hate.They take on transgressors like with a sword and shieldPinioning opponents and making dastards yield. Fake news is running roughshod everywhere I look.We become the victim when truth the news forsook.I count on Whatfinger to rectify their sins.Research is the answer to cease their careless spins. They list vast sources on the right side of their site.Whatfinger aggregates the news from left and right.Whatfinger is the answer to the “Drudge Report.”They share more news than the combined next nine import. . Stick With Guys Like Us by Mark Stellinga “Who do you feel’s responsible for ‘taking out the garbage’?”Carlton Whitney quizzed me, as we filled our cups with ice.“Anyone who can,” I said, “especially---guys like us…And well before they get a chance to do their damage twice! “Long before they break the law again which, as you know, Isn’t often lengthy till the day they do arrivesAnd, once again, they flood their victims worlds with endless Pain, unconcerned with crushing hearts and mutilating lives. “Steve an’ Dave agree with me… Grant says he’s on board…And based on what you’re saying, Mark, I’m guessing you are too.”“Count me in,” I spouted, “it’s a fight I’ve hoped to joinFor several years and many reasons, and… the same as you… “When I fin’ly get the chance to save the county fundsBy ending someone’s spree of crime… even fifty cents…I’ll make absolutely sure… to which you’ll testify…The move I made to stop the perp was done in---self defense! “Sergeants Pat an’ K an’ L an” Mike are on our side,Deftly using Whatfinger to put things back on track…To point out who the culprits are…expose them one and all… And make them pay the piper for the common sense they lack! “See…’rehabilitation’…though a tactic worth attempting…When it comes to actually working seldom ever does,So… count me in, Whatfinger, ’cause the only way I seeFor---‘taking out the garbage’---is to stick with---guys like us. . . .