What’s On The News?

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Televised  (posted by Sumana)
Let us see what patterns of life surface from both the positive and / or negative sides of the televised news and also sometimes its purposeful silence on certain current affairs.

“Television news is like a lightning flash. It makes a loud noise, lights up everything around it, leaves everything else in darkness and then is suddenly gone.”— Hodding Carter

After the bloodshed,
violence of all things
imaginable, yellow
crime scene tape,
and political insults
via tweet, newscasters
try to sweeten the pot
with heartwarming stories
of children overcoming
odds. They want to leave
you with a good feeling.
Too late.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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11 Responses to What’s On The News?

  1. Sumana Roy says:

    Yes, when the damage is already done there’s no use of ‘sweetening the pot’. We can only pray for lessening of all these violent happenings. Sigh.


  2. oldegg says:

    All the time we are being manipulated as servants for the state or corporations. We have become a failed species who cannot fit in with the nature of this planet which we are likely to destroy with our mindlessness.


  3. Very well summed up!


  4. jaerose37 says:

    Succinct and insightful. Wonderfully written


  5. Lori says:

    Too little too late. I could use many many more feel good stories.


  6. Vivian Zems says:

    Absolutely too late. We’re all scarred!


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