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FOWC with Fandango : Village

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

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Today’s word is “village.”

The King shut down the jester’s voice
And silenced every fool,
He called for NO absurdity
And tightened every rule.

“Imposing ‘proper’ etiquette”
The royal guard professes,
“Tames the voices of dissent,
To flout all ‘social’ messes.”

But, friction makes a pebble smooth,
Complaints inspire plans,
Sparks create a warming fire,
The tide adjusts the sands.

Made safe from all ‘offensive’ words,
And sheltered from dark thought,
You’d think the village happier?
But bored is all they got.

Silence spread across the land,
All colors morphed to gray.
The quiet calm so deafening
Most families moved away.

Humor died and laughter stopped,
Kids refused to game.
Competition wasn’t “nice”
And oneness made it lame.

No doubt a censored tongue is still,
Yet, secrets disguise sin.
Evil in its cleverness
Does best when it blends in.

Truth and lies reversed their roles,
Thieves and snitches proud.
Who could try to solve a crime
When questions weren’t allowed?

That village lives in infamy,
A warning we must preach!
To guard against all tyranny,
Hold tight to your Free Speech.

FOWC with Fandango — Village – This, That, and The Other (



I love a well told story. If it makes me laugh, all the better.

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