A Question Of Definition

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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.

 

© Joshua Bond 2016

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