by Donal O'Flynn

The countdown is on and daily the propaganda

gets more and more aggravating

It appears at times that the news media dictate

and orchestrate more that just report on events of diplomatic shock. A huge effort has gone in to covering this coming war and it overshadows all other items


People are in place at great expense in faraway locations

And the story has to be kept moving forward

“the next key event”            “our on the spot reporter”

“flashing breaking news”            keep us glued

Each new declaration has to outdo the last episode

Talks of peace are dismissed in mock diplomatic logic


All the reporters want war and would have us believe

the majority of us really do too

How complicated it all becomes

How utterly futile reason seems

How we become de-sensitized to real wounds

How statistics are used to covey lies as truth