Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Three Word Wednesday.- Emperor has no clothes

Three Word Wednesday.- Emperor has no clothes
Dazzle, verb: blind temporarily, deprive of sight, overwhelm, overcome, impress, move, stir, affect, touch, awe, overawe, leave speechless, take someone's breath away, spellbind, hypnotize; noun: glare, brightness, brilliance, shimmer, radiance, shine, sparkle, glitter, brilliance, glory, splendor, magnificence, glamour; attraction, lure, allure, draw, appeal.
Erupt, verb: emit lava, become active, flare up; explode, break out, flare up, start suddenly; ensue, arise, happen, appear, break out, flare up, come to a head, suppurate, emerge.
Flimsy, adjective: insubstantial, fragile, breakable, frail, shaky, unstable, wobbly, tottery, rickety, ramshackle, makeshift; jerry-built, badly built, shoddy, chintzy, gimcrack, thin, light, fine, filmy, floaty, diaphanous, sheer, delicate, insubstantial, wispy, gossamer, gauzy, weak, feeble, poor, inadequate, insufficient, thin, unsubstantial, unconvincing, implausible, unsatisfactory.

You dazzle me
With gifts
Meant to wow
You dictate every word
I am to think and print
But your flimsy attempts
Just make me sad
Then your nature
Gets the best of you
And you erupt
In anger
Condemning me with
Broad strokes of your brush
Fake news you shout
As the truth is printed
Painting your true intentions
But when you fail
The first person you call
Is me
Pleading your case
Painting your world
Erupting when I do my job
And tell the world
The complete story
You yell ‘Fake news!!’
Yet again
The emperor has no clothes

©Sheilagh Lee March 29 ,2017
Ps there is fake news that does not come from news sources but when you hear it over and over again question the source and why they claim fake news.