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A Question Of Definition (a villanelle)

   
He said he called a spade a spade    
but ‘facts’ can vary quite a lot    
since definitions can be vague    
   
and as the arguments are weighed    
the truth is often hard to spot -    
he said he called a spade a spade.    
   
Consider laws and how they’re made    
which lawyers twist, then leave to rot    
since definitions can be vague    
   
and look how science fails the grade    
one day a ‘fact’, next day it’s not -    
he said he called a spade a spade.    
   
Examine wordsmiths and their trade    
the double-meanings in their plots    
since definitions can be vague …    
   
to nail it down is retrograde    
yet some still claim “to know what’s what!”    
He said he called a spade a spade    
but definitions can be vague.
Josh
Written by Josh (Joshua Bond)
Published | Edited 28th Jan 2020
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