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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Another attempt at wordplay.

Charlatans are liars.
Hateful, shitty, contemptuous bastards.
Idiotic, disdainful morons.
The stupidest geniuses,
Sowing anger and divisiveness
As much as they can.
Charlatans are hypocrites.
Praying loudly in public,
Preying on the faithful,
Manipulating the hopeful.
Promising days of glory,
And kingdoms unknown.
Charlatans are confident,
self-assured, correct.
Only blind eyes
Can't see the truth of their lies,
Only the most lost
turn away from their crimes.
Charlatans are pundits, pretenders.
And quacks.
They stand in the front,
Herding the pack,
Churning the world
With their devious false words.
Charlatans are plentiful,
ubiquitous, conspicuous and famed.
They appeal to the generous, the innocent and naive.
Their poison is viral, infectious and free,
Inflicting the gullible like you and me.

Submitted: April 28, 2020

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Bert Broomberg

Great poem and a great subject. I enjoyed reading this.

Tue, April 28th, 2020 9:45pm


Thanks Bert. Stay in touch.

Tue, April 28th, 2020 4:02pm

Tyrone Shoelaces

Very descriptive definition of charlatans.

Thu, May 21st, 2020 2:36pm

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