Typewriter Rodeo: What Everybody Thinks

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

By David FruchterSeptember 29, 2017 9:30 am,

Many of us live in bubbles of likeminded folks. Our friends think the way we do, whether it’s about politics, social issues or the best place to live. And we like it that way. And everyone else? They’re just wrong. Or maybe they fall for the fake news they read. We never do.

What Everybody Thinks

there’s people out there

who are wrong

on this we can agree

how they got so gullible

it’s just so hard to see

all believing what they’re told

and beating on the drum

but they must know, under it all

that what they say is dumb

they’re just trying to be smug

pretend they know it all

can’t they just think for themselves

let their pretense fall

like me, and people who believe

the same things that I do

it’s obvious, right in front of your face

OUR facts

are the ones

that are true…