The theme for this week’s JVG Radio Method poem is “True”
First one for 2010, I think we are of to a good start.
Ed Bates eschews the guitar this week and uses his computer to offer a tasteful and evocative ambience.[audio:JVG_Poem20100214.mp3]
True – Or False? Have A Guess.
The Subject Doesn’t Matter
C’mon, True – Or False – Yes Or No
The Former Or The Latter
Fifty/Fifty – Not Bad Odds
For Something Black – Or White
Truth Is So Subjective
Perhaps Both – Or Neither Is Right
How Do You Determine What’s True?
Logic Or Revelation?
Raised, As We Were, On Father Christmas
Whom We Embraced Without Hesitation
A Rabbit Brought Us Chocolate Eggs
Accepted Without A Skerrick Of Proof
A Fairy, Unsighted, With An Oral Fixation
Left Cash For Each Discarded Tooth
A God, Who In Six Days Created The Earth
The Stars, Every Creature And Bloom
Which I Struggled To Fathom Given It Took Me
A Week Just To Tidy My Room
Industries Evolved To Confound Us With Spin
And Help Turn Opinion Their Way
Doubt, The Path Of Least Resistance
Blends Black And White Into Grey
Media, Marketers, Lawyers, The Internet
Politicians – To Name But A Few
Religion, Advertisements, Experts For Hire
Each With Their Own Brand Of True
Gaza Strip, Iraq, Iran
Collateral Damage – Vietnam
Jaidyn Leskie, JFK
Bash The Bush, Dredge The Bay
Man On The Moon, Alien Abduction
Weapons Of Mass Destruction
Financial Advisors, Ab Machines
Harold Holt, Nicotine
Climate Change, Margarine
Substantiated Or Exaggerated?
Subjective Or Subjugated?
Economists, Terrorists, Pragmatists, Strategists
Unionists, Theorists, Columnists, Activists
The Benefits Of Red Wine
Longford, Winternoom, Roswell, Maralinga
Cover The Eyes Or Point The Finger
Low Fat, No Fat, Less Fat, Lite
Endless Potential, Renovator’s Delight
Resurrection Or Reincarnation?
Reality Or Indoctrination?
Another Stolen Generation
Conservationists, Lobbyists, Scientists, Ethicists
Journalists, Industrialists, Evangelists, Separatists
Dairy Or Soy? Is Fluoride Safe?
Sodom Or Gomorrah – Science Or Faith?
Lowers Cholesterol, Salt Reduced
Imported Ingredients – Locally Produced
Strengthens Immunity, Studies Show
Squeezed Fresh Daily – Two Weeks Ago
Cures Cancer, Reflux And Period Pains
Prevents Wrinkles, Whitens Teeth And Unblocks Drains
Lose 30 Kilos – Guaranteed
Carbon Neutral And Cholesterol Free
No Child Will Live In Poverty
Imperialists, Socialists, Feminists, Misogynists
Pacifists, Physicists, Zionists, Monarchists
Deceit, Scam, Fact Or Deception
Valid Claim, Routine Or Exception
Opinion, Belief, Immaculate Conception
True – Or False? Can’t Make Up Your Mind?
Too Hard? Still Unsure?
Truth, Comes As Do Promises
Both As Core And Non-Core
Too Little, Too Much, Conflicting Data?
Best Wait For The Waters To Clear?
True – Or False? A Seed Of Doubt?
Bingo – That’s The Whole Idea
© Copyright 2010 Ian Bland