Written for: Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads: Flash 55 PLUS! (imagined by Kerry)
Greetings to all poets and friends.
It is time for the Flash 55 Challenge! Write a piece of poetry or prose on a subject of your choice in precisely 55 WORDS.
For the OPTIONAL EXTRA part of this challenge, I have selected the novel 1984 by George Orwell. My choice was made easy by following the headlines: Classical Novel ‘1984’ Sales Are Up In The Age Of ‘Alternative Facts’
I leave the direction of your poem/prose open but remind you of some of the words and phrases from the novel, which have become part of common expression and seem more relevant now than ever before:
Big Brother, Doublethink, Newspeak, Hate Week, Ministry of Truth (also of Love, Peace, Plenty), Prole, Telescreen, Thought Police, Thoughtcrime.
For a definitive source of quotes, click HERE.
Tweet, tweet, how sweet
to destroy enemies
without waiting. They think
I am ignorant. That is my
strength. They think peace
answers all, but war
is peace. Cease firing
your mouth in protest.
Best you can hope
for is evading jail-
(bait). Wait, that
happened to me,
but I erased it.
Tweet, tweet, you’re beat.