Sunday, January 27, 2013

Just In...

Written for d'Verse Poets Poetics: Reaching the Masses:

“This just in, this bit of news…
the NRA have had their way,
the lobbyists have won the day--
no limits to the money spent
to bribe their way through government…
“Now we’re afraid we must report
some local children have been shot
by gun the shooter got from home
from arsenal the mother owned."
(We cannot comment with our views--
we must stay neutral on the news.)

“This just in, not far away
are people living in the street;
so many without food to eat…
“But let’s just change the topic now,
don’t want to spoil your dinner hour.
Please excuse us while we take
a scheduled commercial break.
We’ll be back with weather trends;
“Is global warming on the mend?”
(So carefully, we must discuss
wouldn’t want to cause a fuss…)

“This just in, we must deploy…
sent out once more to destroy.
"At this time we're still unsure
what this little 'fight' is for...
land or oil or overthrow;
another despot needs to go.”
“When will constant conflict cease?
“How can we find a lasting peace?”

“This just in, a quiet story
to end the show and ease your worry,
to leave you feeling quite content
with this hour you just spent...
“And one last thing that you must know
before we close and let you go:

“Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this broadcast are those solely of the author of this station, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any specific news agency or that of the U.S. government. Examples of analysis performed within this article are only examples. They should not be utilized in real-world analytic products as they are based only on very limited and dated open source information. Assumptions made within the analysis are not reflective of the position of any U.S. government entity, or that of anyone except said author.

(This is just written 'off the cuff,' kind of a Rant in rhyme. Poetics invites us to write from the view point of "media," in this case a television news show. P.S. "disclaimer" borrowed in part from a real news disclaimer)


  1. oh dang...for a quickie you punch pretty the disclaimer in th end as well...ha....if only they all did that...lasting peace...until we find another way other than war...i dunno...sadly...

  2. punched indeed pretty hard and the disclaimer is a wonderful idea...i so wished we could find a lasting peace..

  3. A strong the disclaimer in the end. I wish we could find peace, I dream of it...even if it seems unattainable.

  4. I'm thinkin you were just getting started! Nice write, Ginny!


  5. "This just in, for those who pay,
    for all the TV you watched today,
    You may criticize and hope our doom
    as long as you continue to consume."

    (thanx for inspiring my verse) ;-)

  6. The scary thing is - so much of this is such old news, but it is still today's news. When, oh when, will we actually do something about it?

  7. Good rant or post...I feel that pretty much of news is too polite and cautious when we should be strongly condemning these actions and events ~

    Happy Sunday ~

  8. You shout the news that gives all the blues, when will they drop clues that make these morons pay their dues? Instead they just yap away, about the same old display. Still have to say fun rhyme at your bay.


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