The Poetry Corner featuring Theodore Ficklestein

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Poetry Corner featuring Theodore Ficklestein. 🙂

We Can’t Tell by Theodore Ficklestein.
What is wrong with my country?
Are we all so full of hate that racism has taken over?
Did the economy get the best of us?
Maybe we are too dumb to keep up with the rest of the world.
This is not an issue of race, or hate, or money or education.
But of trust.
We don’t know who is telling the truth anymore.
Who are the good guys?
Who are the bad guys?
We hear truths and speculate lies.
We hear lies and speculate truth.
Never are we sure that the information given to us is genuine and real.
From TV to books to newspaper.
We don’t know whose side to trust.
And the thing that really gets us is how they all act like truth givers calling out the opponent as fakes.
“That man over there is wrong. Listen to me.”
Said everyone.
We don’t trust those whose job it is to provide information on events that can change our lives.
As long as this is the case we can never make progress since we will be too busy questioning the integrity of the information to which we are given.

 

Awesome poem, Theodore! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

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About CP Bialois

Where do I begin? Well first I guess it's only fair to say that CP Bialois isn't my real name. It's a collaboration I made out of the three greatest pets anyone could ever want. My real name is Ed and I'm just an average person that has found a way to do what he loves. For as long back as I can remember I loved to pretend. Whether it was with my Transformers, GI Joe, or He-Man toys I loved to create intricate plots and have them fight it out. As a fan of horror, science fiction, action, and comedy I dare say my taste in movies are well rounded. Some of my favorites were Star Wars, Star Trek, martial arts, and anything with Swarzenegger in them. I'd write my own stories about the characters I saw in the theaters or TV or I'd just daydream about what I'd see myself as the hero of course. You can't have a daydream without beating the bad guys, getting the girl, etc. It's just not right to envision yourself as a flunky or sidekick. As far as books I loved Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island, Dracula, and the normal assortment. My early love was the Star Trek novels, I'd read them or the Hardy Boys relentlessly. For a time I could tell you the plot of over a hundred books not to mention comics. I have to come clean and say that I learned to read because of comic books. I was bored, make that extremely bored when we started to read in school. Reading "the cat fell down" really didn't interest me. My dad, who continues to astound me with his insight to this day, figured comics would work. With that in mind he went to the newstand in town and bought issues of Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Tales From the Crypt, and Spider-man. He patiently read through them with me until I picked it up. Whether it was him or the comics I learned to read in about two weeks and for a while few were as good as I was. For years after that whenever we'd go out he'd always spring for a couple of comic books for me. While it wasn't exactly the perfect beginning everything I've ever read or have seen has influenced me in some way and now is the time I'd like to share some of the ideas I've had over the years with all of you. I hope you enjoy my stories, they're always fun to write and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon.
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