Day 28-Poet’s Billow Challenge: What’s in the news?

Today’s challenge : a rant or complaint about something .

News

Go softly with me tonight

 

my head aches with all this noise

of suicide bombs – explosions

that fill my head with shrapnel

rat-tat-tat of alms, images, arms

in tatters and mounds- wherever

all over, filled with surround- sound

 

Go gently with me tonight

 

my vision has become very blurred,

stop the many words, too many books

information overload, if you please-

stop that tweeting and scrolling

that deedle-de-dumbed down ringtone

 

Go carefully with me tonight

 

no more corpses left piled in heaps

no other hungry mouths left to feed

no further adulation of one human being

what about the rest who follow ourselves

no paparazzi flash-shooting our selfies

no platinum albums or lemonade to drink

 

Walk straight with me tonight

 

had enough of fake politicians’ lies

thinking we’re stupid and dumb

retorting in silent protest so that

the polls, won’t hear- what lies-

in our hearts, our bottomless soles

lost without the feet of our souls

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Day 28-Poet’s Billow Challenge: What’s in the news?

        1. Oh honey, I didn’t mean to exclude you, I was just referring to the writer of the poem . Agreed we are all needed to make that difference, if we can vote, voice our opinions or even passively resist – all required. But apart from the political angle, I’m just amazed at the hype of our soap opera and stardust lives – so got to join you in a rant. I have had a marathon two days to meet a deadline so I think the cocktails are calling. Have a great weekend!

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  1. I love the echoing of the italicized lines. So many days I just want to turn off the news and hide in my closet or bury my head in the sand like an ostrich. We are bothered by a lot of the same things. 🙂

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    1. Yes, I think we live in stressed societies and there’s only so much “noise” one can take. I guess that’s why we escape into our dreamy world of our blogs where people prefer to read about love, nature and inspirational things. Problem is that some of the noise impacts our lives very personally so when I’m not blogging I’m trying to change the world a little 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend Joan. I have two last challenges to complete and haven’t checked what they are.:-)

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