Truth Falsified By Lies



When war is waging
And no one trusts each other,
First casualty
That aborts the hope of peace
Is Truthfalsified by lies.

About this poem

Because of the brave truthful reporting of a BBC disinformation journalist, at a time of waging warfare in the Ukraine, the world is able to sift through merciless Russian prime time TV propaganda aimed at an innocent young pregnant woman, 29-year old Marianna Vysheminsky, of Mariupol, Ukraine, bloodied by the shelling of bombs, who recently gave birth to a baby girl, Veronika, and who has been described falsely as being an “actor” serving the cause of Ukraine and pretending to be pregnant. Thanks to the reporting of BBC disinformation journalist, Marianna Spring, the truth, falsified by lies, can be brought to light. This Tanka poem is another effort to bring the truth into even greater focus and provide it with poetic justice. 

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Written on May 17, 2022

Submitted by karlcfolkes on May 17, 2022

Modified on April 20, 2023

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Karl Constantine FOLKES

Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a lifelong interest in composing poetry dealing particularly with the metaphysics of self-reflection; completed a dissertation in Children’s Literature in 1991 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s “Dear Mili” Employing Von Franzian Methodological Processes of Analytical Psychology. The subject of the dissertation concerned the process of Individuation. more…

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  • teril
    This is a growing horror in our modern world, when truth is beaten down by question marks.
    LikeReply1 year ago

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