Friday, 15 July 2016

Media Blues

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This months Open Mic had the theme of Media, so i wrote this;

Media Blues

The papers say it all;
shots fired, bombs, markets crash,
politicians up to this and that
misery abounds
but
I went to the beach today
watched children dig in the sand
cartwheels, Frisbees, shrimp nets,
a kite in a sapphire sky.
That wasn't in the papers
nor on the Radio
I didn't see it on TV, the net,
or late night show.

The media doesn't see true beauty
just shallow looks and cats,
as such it's our perception
the world has gone to rats.
But if you take the time to see
what's really going on
the worlds a whole lot safer
then it's ever been before
fewer wars, less crime
and far less dinosaur.

We have more time to play
than our forebears ever did.
but the media keeps us frightened
imprisoned in our place
by only showing evil, pain and disgrace.

Take some time to breathe
turn off the radio
put down the paper, mouse
don't watch that late night show
experience the wonders,
this planet has to share
form your own opinion
you can if you dare
ditch the media's frown
and.... well....
just turn it upside down.

John Carré Buchanan
09 July 2016

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