Suffering: Now Available in HD

Day 18 of NaPoWriMo! The challenge is a poem beginning and ending with the same word,

Suffering: Now Available in HD

Television news is distorted reality.
Zooming in on the negative.
Predicting human doom.
Polarizing arguments blaming groups.
No sensible debate behind the lies.
Quick snap judgements ruining lives.
Evading responsibility for facts.
Lifting the infamous to household names.
Tell me when was the last time,
That the news discovered
The beauty of the trees outside,
The gentle breathing of a sleeping lover,
The joy in a child’s eyes,
The calming ocean waves,
Or the sanctity of silence?
Joy is thinking outside that box.
Life begins when it’s turned off.
Free your mind from the tunnel vision,
Spoon fed daily in high definition,
Sponsored by your new television.

 

 
© 2013 D.L. Lang

This poem was published as a part of Abundant Sparks. Dig it? Grab the book:

D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of five full length poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She also released her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents.
Lang won Best of Show in Poetry in 2015, and Reserve Best of Show in 2016 at the Solano County Fair. Lang performs at poetry open mics around the Bay Area, including regularly at the Hub as a part of Poetry by the Bay, and was also a featured act at the inaugural Vallejo Man March.

Author: D.L. Lang

D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of five full length poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She also released her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents. Lang won Best of Show in Poetry in 2015, and Reserve Best of Show in 2016 at the Solano County Fair. Lang performs at poetry open mics around the Bay Area, including regularly at the Hub as a part of Poetry by the Bay, and was also a featured act at the inaugural Vallejo Man March.