Graham Verdon

Graham Verdon

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If US immigration facilities Are like concentration camps What other American things Must we brand with the same stamp? Surely general admission seating At a Backstreet Boys show Is like millions of innocent people Killed in unspeakable rows And that maddening line at the airport Where I’m forced

Graham Verdon
Graham Verdon
Poetry
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Silicon Valley has gone all-in On purging ideas deemed bad It’s like mouths washed out with soap By the nuns who taught my dad The important distinction being: That was in 1955 Those with soap on their hands today Were decades from being alive We’re going

Graham Verdon
Graham Verdon
Poetry
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With creative endeavours these days, we need to be quite militant In portraying others’ lived experience, we can’t be too vigilant If you want to write about someone who isn’t identical to you You must get the official go-ahead from representatives of that crew The

Graham Verdon
Graham Verdon
Fiction
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Before believing it’s helpful For kids to skip school for the climate Consider the wisdom level That surely must be behind it If I’d been an activist at 16 I would have made your head spin As leader of an airtight regime Based on the songs

Graham Verdon
Graham Verdon
Poetry
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We rightly imagine the pain Of kids separated at our borders But tend to ignore the same Happening in other corners I’m talking, of course Of the halls of divorce Where false claims Are part of the game It’s no myth, the silver bullet But the trigger, let’

Graham Verdon
Graham Verdon
Poetry
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If there’s anything to learn from the report by Mueller Whether you’re on the blue team, red team or another: If your news comes from just a couple of mainstream sources You’ll keep getting hoodwinked by a couple of mainstream forces We tell our

Graham Verdon
Graham Verdon
Art and Culture
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Pulling Jordan Peterson’s book off the rack In the wake of the New Zealand mosque attack Is like banning the Don’t Look Back in Anger song After the Manchester concert bomb “12 Rules” is a balm to calm the dangers That might drive one

Graham Verdon
Graham Verdon
Language
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Trump was over the moon For his buddy Kim Jong Un This squabbling’s picayune For the Loon and the Buffoon I hope they make up soon Stay tuned Views on the news, delivered so smooth. Click for last week’s edition. And for more Headline Rhymes, follow

Graham Verdon
Graham Verdon
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