Old George’s vision came true today in the news,
I liked him better as fiction, gives me the blues

An ‘Animal Farm’ false prophet, ‘just one of you guys’
In town, his house of cards built on manipulation and lies

Set chaos in motion and let believers carry the mail,
Everything, including democracy, can be had in his fire-sale

We let him in the front door, he’s heading straight for the back,
Taking our freedom, some have beliefs that are out of wack

Some worship false idols, celebrate division, blinded by a con,
A sacrifice to the vanity and delusions of a man named Don

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1984 In 2020
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  • March 22, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    Hi, Mike,

    A wonderful way of describing how our country has slid downhill since early in 2017. I think if we end up having another four years of this, our country will not be somewhere I want to live.

    Thank you for sharing this piece,


  • February 14, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    Hi Mike

    Good work again.

    I picked up on the Old George bit because of the title and the first line. Funnily, 1984 is one of my all time favs and so is “Old George” my favourite author, but, I haven’t read Animal Farm yet..

    I like your deep brain and you are correct, that his vision has come true. Next “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past,” to quote the man himself, will be there. There may be no past… scary thought that one.

    Good job


  • February 13, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    Thanks, Willy, this is about George Orwell, who wrote “Animal Farm’ and ‘1984’, both about governments having too much power. In reality, I’ve only read ‘Animal Farm’, back in high school, but they’re both famous. Dictatorship seems very relevant to what’s happening in America today, and I never thought I’d ever say that about the USA.

  • February 13, 2020 at 9:05 am

    Hello, MikeS

    Ah, a politically minded person who writes what he thinks, just like I am.

    I’m a professional fisherman and spend most of my on boats out at sea, so, I miss a lot of news and not really sure who old George is. Ah, on second thoughts, maybe Mr Bush?

    Chaos, my friend, is what we seem to have all over the world these days.

    Nice one again.

    I write mainly political activist acrostics, but I’ll try and branch out and write some of these. I’ll also catch up on your longer posts later as I’m off to have a couple of beers now because we’re not allowed to drink on the boat, by order of the dictator… oops! Skipper.


    • February 14, 2020 at 10:35 pm

      I’m not sure I replied to your review correctly, so I’ll try again, thank you, Willy!

    • February 14, 2020 at 10:37 pm

      My first reply is ABOVE your review, so probably not right, I’m guessing, so you’ll just have to read it

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