Friday, April 06, 2007

Same old news

Another war
That murder most foul
Rising taxes
Outrageous stars
How bleak everything is
How decadent some are
How cruel we are
How foolish we are
Same war
Politics and who is whose puppet
Feeding us fear about birds
Preaching hatred for junkies
Hatred for queers
Hatred for anything ‘different’
Oh, and Mrs Smith gets
A telegram from the queen.


Inconsequential said...

quick bag o'shite.
just a minute of thought and a minute of typing.
feel free to shred it :)

I detest the news, for it's heartless probing into lives that needs sypathy not harsh questions, just for the ratings...
for the negativity and depression that it pointlessly counters with a 'human' interest piece tagged on the end.
for it's trumped up self importance, it's 'right' to have reporters enter places with hopeful impunity.
the voice of the press is not impartial.
the voice of the press can be too loud.

anyway, I could rant for a bit longer, but i shan't...
not worth my breath, just like ranting about governments etc etc

I turn my back on them.

Susan Abraham said...

How witty those last 2 lines. :-)

Fragmentsinsight said...

How (almost frightfully) bitter, but very true.
Great political poem.

Beaman said...

As you said, it needs a little tinkering with but I enjoyed reading what you had. Good fun political poetry.

Liza's Eyeview said...

We pretty much have the same thought on this prompt. I have not written my thoughts yet..but I agree with yours :)

Liza's Eyeview said...

Oh, I almost forgot..I agree with most comments here: it's a great political poem!

Anonymous said...

Aint it the truth! (sigh)

forgetfulone said...

You're quite the author. If you've not published, my opinion is that you should, or at least, you could. Agree wholeheartedly with your post, and I definitely couldn't say it better.

Inconsequential said...



get real.

nothing here worth doing so.

(no offence)
maybe you should read the archives...

ish said...

You have an impeccable sense of what we love to feast on.

NuttersNotes said...

Very poignant for these times

paris parfait said...

Wise words and social commentary condensed into your brief poem.

gautami tripathy said...

Ironic, isn't it? So true.

AscenderRisesAbove said...


I could feel your rage while reading; well done!

Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

Having had extensive experience dealing with the media, you are right on. It's all about the sound byte. Nothing more. Well done.

khambagirl said...

Well written!

Pod said...

not a bag o'shite inco...very true. i hardly watch the news these days for exactly the same reasons. same old depressing crap. there is so much more out there, which is why i watch things like planet earth. happy easter mate

sundaycynce said...

I actually liked your rant, which you did as comment #1 better than your original post. It could actually be made into a poem itself.
"...heartless probing into lives that need sympathy...negativity and depression...trumped up self importance.." These words, to me, are where you have really nailed it!!

etain_lavena said...

my word In, I dont know how you do it, but I know I cant have enough.