Blackening a good name or big lies is nothing new!
It is done either to damage an opponent or to acquire wealth and some advantage over others.
Medieval scribes forged charters to acquire lands. Sadly many of these sources are all we have of our history. That history that was always written by the winners or the scribes or journalists in their retinue (and pay).
Journalists today will latch on to a person and systematically destroy their good name. This is rather than debate ideas they simply destroy alternative views.
The Perjurer Scribes (And Journalists)
“Did it hurt before my time,
Before I was conceived?
Was my name then dragged through the slime.
Was I then disbelieved?
Was pain integral to my lot
Before I came about.
The strain begins as we’re begot,
The worry and the doubt.
Do we exist just to be hurt
By others just for fun?
To be trod down into the dirt
And not to see the sun.
The purpose of this pointlessness
Just what is it about,
Devoid of real true happiness;
Show me the door marked ‘out’.
What waste it is when we assist
Others in their need.
We’ll not succeed when we resist
The wickedness and greed.
There’s folly here in doing right
The selfish will hold sway.
You cannot win in any fight,
The pain won’t go away.
There’s senselessness in being kind
Where failure is assured.
Retreat then back within the mind,
With death all pain is cured.
Should I then ever represent
Poor people in this state,
I would deserve all this torment
That’s thrown at me by hate.
The hatred of the hateful few
Will always hold their sway.
In misery there’s nothing new;
False Hope’s now drained away.
Accept that wrongs are going to win
No matter what you crave.
The safest thing is to give in ;
We all go to the grave.
The raving of self-righteousness
Is such a troubled sound.
But soil will give a true caress
When you rot in the ground.
So, will it hurt beyond my time,
When I have upped and died.
Will my name be dragged through more slime?
Who’ll care some bastards lied?”
© Trevor Morgan, 5/7/2018
From: “Tale of a darkened soul”