When all around are shiny polished lies
When truth gets lost and buried and distracted
In well-spun pieces on how we’re impacted
By phantom fears, bait to entice our eyes
Remember Valla, truth as flags unfurled
Who thrust against strong myths philology,
And won, because there’s strength in verity.
Remember Orwell really changed the world.
Expose what fakes you can, drag to the light
The shreds and shards you know for sure, be strong.
Be charitable when your friends click wrong,
Examine everything, hold fast what’s right.
When truth’s a casualty what we can do
Is be her life support, by being true.
6th November 2017