The day truth died at Bowling Green

February 9, 2017

post-truthMy friend, Charles Brady, who is a real poet, wrote this brilliant poem about the Massacre at Bowling Green and our post-truth world. I shall say no more as the poem speaks for itself. Brilliance.

Kentucky Waltz

In Bowling Green, the skies were gray,
that winter morn, yet children played,
not knowing of the loss ahead –
that truth would soon be lying dead.
They’d never heard of Lucifer,
but now they knew the MASSACRE!

Strewn about like frozen flakes
were strident facts and alternates,
about the warming days at hand
and courtesies once shared by man.
But ‘mid the mess and snarling curs
was evidence of the MASSACRE.

In Bowling Green there is a sign
to mark the spot where truth went blind.
It simply says “Look hard, my friend
and if you come this way again,
bring a shovel, dig a hole
to bury crap where lies were sold.”

  • C Brady


26 comments on “The day truth died at Bowling Green
  1. hillsmom says:

    Good one! Love it…

  2. Susan COoper says:

    Kind of says it all ????

  3. Jo says:

    Very good and so relevant given everything that’s going on the in the world.

  4. Roz Warren says:

    Good one. I hope that everyone isn’t buying the lies.. I certainly am not! And I am doing everything I can to push back politically. Down With The Donald!

  5. Amber Myers says:

    Oh wow, this is written really well. Bravo!

  6. Toni Jones says:

    Yes, this is very brilliant and most certainly relevant today. Still fighting for their voices to be heard in a land that belonged to their forefathers.

  7. Love it! We need some humor to get through the horror of this presidency.

  8. Stacey says:

    I am afraid this is just the precursor to many similar days ahead. Facts have been dying for a few years I am afraid.Thanks for sharing.

  9. Marcie W. says:

    Love the depth! It’s nice to see something more substantial than alternative facts for a change.

  10. Elizabeth O. says:

    You can really feel the emotions in the poem, it’s wonderfully written. It breaks my heart to read a poem like this, it’s true to the core and very expressive.

  11. Glenda says:

    Thank you for sharing this amazing post! It is frightening how people are getting away with so much lies lately.

  12. Kelly Reci says:

    i love it! post more! i love reading your articles/poem, i can feel it!

  13. This poem speaks so much about what is going on in the world. Its disheartening to witness a decline in morality and human relationships. I feel so sad for the children who will inherit this mess.

  14. Wow. Lovely emotions coming across in your work. Very beautiful poem.

  15. What a strong poem. I love that it keeps me interested until the very end.

  16. Jennifer L says:

    Wow amazing poem! It’s absolutely amazing how one can pour such thought with the power of words.

  17. Ashley says:

    Beautiful and sad at the same time. The need for this poem is so disheartening though!

  18. Jenni Petrey says:

    Oh wow, that is amazing. It is very thought provoking.

  19. Nicely composed! yup… sounds like this poem says it all

  20. What a great rendition of what Bowling Green could represent. Thanks for sharing this and showing another side of what could be…

  21. Tony says:

    Fantastic 🙂

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