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This week’s Theme: The Conspiracy of Truth

This week our Jury is looking for entries that inspire the objectivity and conspiracy of truth.” @theleagueofpoetsblog


One of the most famous quotes by painter Georgia O’Keeffe is…


“I am two things. A confused stream of consciousness… and a dear, sweet human being.”


R.H. Taze III may not have agreed with some of O’keeffe’s more overt expressions of sexuality and femininity. In fact, he may have felt that these elements detracted from his subjectivity as an artist. However, O’Keeffe’s statement illustrates the subjective nature of art through self-examination. Other artists may disagree with the way an individual artist expresses him or herself through creativity. However, artistic expression should still remain valid in spite of contrary conspiring viewpoints.



There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so

Extracted from William Shakespear’s “Hamlet”.



The Greek word algea refers to a confusion of facts. In this sense, the word can refer to a mix-up of truths or the total loss of a great idea. In this sense, algea can also refer to a restoration process.

In this sense, algea can also refer to an accumulation of knowledge. In any case, the truth is something we all need in this chaotic world. We are told that the truth is not absolute; that it depends on how you perceive it. Furthermore, some philosophers maintain that there is no such thing as absolute truth. To them, everything is relative to the person perceiving it. Human perception is often flawed, so we can’t ever know the whole truth.

We must be cautious about what we believe because our beliefs can change our world view. As a result, we have an abundance of opinions but few facts. This lack of knowledge creates massive instability within society. Many opinions fail to create productive work because everyone believes different things. This creates confusion and conflict that prevents us from ever finding the truth. It’s essential that we unify around a single set of beliefs so that we can take action toward those goals. Only then will the world become more stable and secure. Our ability to find the truth is being eroded by fake news. A fake news story may look and act as real news but is actually fabricated for propaganda purposes. For example: during World War II Germany used news sheets to spread lies about allied actions; they called these false stories ‘confessions.’ The Nazi government controlled these fake confessions through propaganda and threw people in jail if they questioned their validity. This effectively weakened Allied morale by creating discord between what people saw as real and what they saw as fake news. We must always strive to find the truth- no matter how subjective it may be. The facts are our greatest weapon in creating a secure future for humanity. The conspiracy of truth prevents us from being misled by fake news or corrupted by personal opinions. Hence, we must always strive to be extra vigilant when finding the truth because its absence causes immense damage to our world view!

We want to see writers edify their works using this prompt in a way that mirrors their emotions to the world.


Eligibility:

  • All entries must be in English.
  • Entries must be originally written and upublished before.
  • Entrants MUST be above 17 years of age.
  • Our weekly contest is open to all countries.
  • The next contest starting date is midnight (UK time), 2nd September to 8th September 2022.
  • We accept ONLY one poem per poet or one short story per writer. However, a poet or short story writer may submit a poem and short story in a single submission.
  • We are unable to confirm every submission, hence, do send us the final version of your work only as you cannot submit twice per week.
  • All poems must have a title and must not exceed 40 lines in length (excluding title) while short stories must not exceed 500 words in length.
  • Award for this week contest is: a certificate of distinction for the writer of the best poem and short story recieved, with interviews on SilkRoad Reviews.

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