Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Let's not go there...by james robert

They're altering Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.
To lovers of truth, this is a grave, grave sin.
Do we venture back in time and edit books as we please?
Do we rewrite the past with such great ease?

Rewriting fiction may change our lives not;
to hear Lady Macbeth say,"out darned spot".
Maybe the movies would lose no charm,
with Marilyn Monroe starring in, Some Like It Warm.

Would Mark Twain be turning in his grave,
witnessing again the politically correct slave?
Would the man that wrote, "To thine own self be true",
be turning also, if he only knew?

Are we not venturing down a slippery slope,
where we lose one more battle in lies versus hope.
If this is allowed, cannot more be lost?
Can they delete all or part of the Holocaust?

4 comments:

  1. This is such a powerful write and ohhh so true. Wondering what's next.....really I am. The world has gone mad.

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  2. Thanks Kimberly. We all need to give no ground to a lie and open the door to more of the same.

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  3. I think it's horrible that they want to take out an author's words for the sake of political correctness. Are all writers going to be subject to this vile procedure?
    Better be careful what you write, Jim, 'they' may change it for the 'betterment' of the people.

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