Foreword: I was listening to a podcast recently on which I heard the phrase "I know it's another cliche" I forget exactly the cliche the podcaster was referring to, however I couldn't seem to lose the phrase from my mind. So I wrote this piece!
Why is it a cliche?
Another fact or hearsay?
Just because you say?
Trite, overused and worn out?
An expression used so much, it's lost clout
On its last legs
And burnt out..
Stereotypical and political
It's become lazy, forgetful and hypocritical
To the sharpest point
Of becoming critical..
He's got a shaved head, up ahead
So carefully pass him you must tread
Scars on his face where once he bled
He's made it now, forced in to lay, his bed..
Teens gather with hoods up too
No good then they must be up to
Hunting like hyena packs to scare you
Fed by fear and media hype..true..
So before we go
Ensure the facts you know
Rather than lazily bestow
Another cliche to seed and grow.
(©) Dom Giddy 2021