The source of inspiration for this piece was the preponderance of fake news, lies, gossip and the like. They never last, as truth ultimately outs itself.

However, while these negative elements rage, with much drama, they insist on infecting every ear that lends itself to their falsity.


Between wrong and right

lost within shadows and substance

falsity sits upon the back of truth

glaring at equity

cackling at fairness

challenging the span of its season

-defying the rule of reason

© Vivian Zems

Ref: Lord Halsbury- The Exercise of discretion (Rookes Case)

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