Sharpen Your Pens! Glossy News Wants Your Poems… & Here are a Few Examples to Whet your Appetites!

Glossy News has plenty of room for poetry: serious poetry, yes, but especially satire! Or sometimes even serious (i.e. sober satire).

Email the managing editor on wallacerunnymede@gmail.com if you want to contribute.

Here are a few ideas to set you off:

The Knives of Athenry

The Satirist has some very high quality satire indeed, so even to have been published there twice feels good.

The poem doesn’t feel good though. It’s a rewriting of a famous Irish folk song.

My wish is that it may be seen to  capture some of the pain and anguish and bittersweet hopefulness of the original

By a lonely Irish ward, I heard an infant wailing
“Mammy, they said they’re taking me away,
For the people repealed the 8th
To be cut in pieces is my fate
Mammy, save me, or I’ll never see the light of day!”

Utterly horrific, and not exactly the ‘funny’ kind of satire, to say the least.

But then again, satire doesn’t have to be funny.

Sometimes all you can to is groan in pain.

The Knives of Athenry: A Not So Humorous Satire on an Irish Folk Ballad

In Syria Did Cameron

Oh look, it’s everybody’s favourite accidentally-alleged pig-fancier! No porkies, Dave!

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Random Thoughts (XV): Scabshamers, Silicon Valley & Silly Brussels Bureaucrats!

Silicon Masks, Black Souls

At times of peace, Silicon Valley platforms look, at least partly, like open forums. But don’t look at them during times of normality. Look at them at times of exception. Then the mask slips completely! When consensus breaks down and society becomes increasingly polarised, they will ALWAYS take sides. At bottom, they always have been centrists, and they always will be.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/17/why-silicon-valley-cant-shake-accusations-of-anticonservative-bias.html

Effeminate Generational Mutilation

Another US state criminalises female genital mutiliation.

Compare the UK. There are many things that cannot be done in the UK, because of the common buzzword ‘community relations.’ According to the authorities and the elites, reporting and prosecuting FGM is bad for ‘community relations.’ Prosecuting rape gangs is bad for ‘community relations.’ Even giving Asia Bibi asylum is bad for ‘community relations.’ How much more of these ‘community relations’ excuses are we prepared to put up with?

https://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/2019/01/07/ohio-becomes-28th-state-to-criminalize-fgm/?fbclid=IwAR2rrVk8I8Kjgh4klorBNgvfPVWSsmOyc7qIZWrJr9o2F73b8XuH_DPocvI

Neurodiversity Run Amok

The fact that some autistic individuals are vulnerable to radicalisation (Islam, Alt-Right, Incels) is another nail in the coffin of ‘neurodiversity’ and its politically correct, highly indiscriminate ‘celebration’ of all forms of neurodivergence. Read more Random Thoughts (XV): Scabshamers, Silicon Valley & Silly Brussels Bureaucrats!

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Team-Building Activities for the Upcoming Corporate Party

It’s the end of the year 2018, and we are all happy to be hosting and attending Christmas parties. Being an attendee is easy, you only have to show up, have some fun and leave the place. Ask the party planners how they feel. They pour their souls into the event and hope for the best results.

Corporate parties have different gathering purposes. These events answer for the motivation of the workers, planning future strategic steps, and creating a better bond within team members. In this article, we will discuss several activities that go well with team-building purposes for this Christmas party. Read more Team-Building Activities for the Upcoming Corporate Party

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