Colin F. Jones

RUMOUR

Rumour is a weapon in the hands of experts
The internet their favourite place to go
No longer is a picture proof of truth
For it is another weapon of a dangerous foe
Read not beyond the statements of your leaders
And measure all the media reports with doubt
Passing things from hand to hand are breeders
Of literature the emotions can’t surmount
Trust no report the government does not make
Nor any message sent to make you cry
Stand steadfast there and trust no desperate fake
Who seeks to bring you down with callous lie
Let not the purpose of the foe destroy our trends
Nor as a weapon sever you from friends