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Modern TVators

by

Kathy Dingus

Images that Iíve lately seen
From this box that brings the world to me
This thing referred to as a t.v.
Have been so very disturbing.

Hurricanes and Himacanes
Thereís no bias as to gender
We watch like zombies to everything
As this land is torn asunder

Starving babes in motherís arms
Could not be any thinner
As others scrap for bags of food
We watch while eating dinner

Men and women do foolish things
In the spirit of competition
No shortage of stunts to be performed
"Reality" gets our attention.

Politicians run backstabbing campaigns
Well, I suppose they always have been
Wars and clerics join the scene
We watch to see just whoíll win.

Plentiful are late night shows
With talk show host comedic
We laugh at things obscure and insane
Excuse it as therapeutic.

Our children watch like we used to
Programs made just for them
With plots so violent and unkind
Their innocence has been stolen.

The media report with great glee
All catastrophes of the day
Each murder trial is fair game
What will Nancy Grace say

Images that Iíve lately seen
From this box that brings the world to me
This thing referred to as a t.v.
Have been so very disturbing.

by KayDee

Author's Comments:
"Images of starving masses in Haiti and the Sudan really have preyed upon my mind, and it's made me more thankful for what I do have and not to worry about what I don't. This one is new and probably needs some tweaking...so be kind. I think we're like the Romans who watched the Gladiators with adandon...thus the title Modern TVators. :)"