Poetry Blogs (news)
Don Matthews on Not Looking Forward to My Old Age, Specifically Arse Wiping (33 minutes ago)
M.C. Newberry on Not Looking Forward to My Old Age, Specifically Arse Wiping (40 minutes ago)
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What if the hyperreal really isn’t real,
And the news never happened?
Our perceptions are just pixels, photons,
Bits and bytes scattered on a screen.
Gods and monsters both just
Misapprehensions of a troubled mind.
But whose mind is responsible for
The anxiety provoking representation?
Surely some eternal consciousness
Has not conspired to create in y...
Tuesday 15th January 2019 11:15 am
I remember exactly the spot
the place I sat
when she told me
I remember the cooling coffee
when I was told
I remember the uncertainty
in her voice
when she told me
I remember how I smiled
the joy I felt
when I first knew
my almost son
Monday 12th November 2018 12:16 pm
And Now The Weather
Rain drops smudge the inky page,
snowflakes on the talk shows,
the sun bakes hard the daily news.
That’s the way the wind blows.
Lightning strikes the gossip columns,
thunder rustles print rows,
All Hail the brave reporters.
That’s the way the wind blows.
Sleet and mizzle obscure truth,
pressure builds in highs and lows
from dull ...
Thursday 26th July 2018 7:18 pm
This Is The News
You know that there are statistics
waiting to be displayed
when a BBC reporter
stands to the left of a brick wall -
and when the report’s about finance
and they’re stood out in the rain,
you know they’re going to make a pun
about saving for a rainy day.
When did the news become a vehicle
for cheap shots and sound-bites?
Where young report...
Monday 7th May 2018 5:00 pm
Today’s News Game
The woman who read the news smiled
and got excited by the prospect
of what was to come.
He proudly watched over
the seeds that he had sewn
in the name of his culture.
“Don’t point that thing at me,
I had enough of it last time”.
They watched on with blank faces
and clapped in the right places
and some were secretly ...
Monday 4th September 2017 7:19 pm
The shock was solid as a punch
That left me breathless, faint, unmanned;
So obviously lost that chair and water came
And it was I – so very briefly – nursed
Until my mind began to grasp the truth it had shunned.
How could I not have guessed or known
The woe, the pain, the destruction?
After all these many years, my failure to feel –
My hiding from the very possibility ...
Friday 21st July 2017 12:07 pm
the world awakes most mornings
and the news is always black
the newsreader is commenting
on another violent attack
another poor soul's been murdered
in search of another cause
it's always religion or politics
that starts the numerous wars
all in the name of religion
it makes my blood run cold
how can people do this?
how can they be so bold
they never seem to pause
Thursday 20th July 2017 1:46 pm
Days have gone till I've felt something strange,
would I feel like that again?
Will my life be with the sweetness I haven't known yet?
One can do so much,
one can feel too much.
I admit I ache for something,
One thing is for certain,
I might feel it again.
Might not be the same,
Better of this ache,
better for my soul.
Monday 29th May 2017 2:05 am
In the silence of a no moon night
the household slumbers fast,
he tips a little dram back
not knowing it's his last.
Goodnight to Sophie Raworth
farewell to Newsnights best,
in the morning they will find him
in his underpants and vest.
Saturday 11th February 2017 8:52 am
Hello friends of CPC,
Over the next few months we will be makin...
Sunday 23rd August 2015 8:50 pm
Fox News got an expert in
to tell them about terror
he said he had some beans to spill
and then he made this error
if you ever needed evidence
his analysis is cracked
he told them Birmingham’s gone Muslim
it’s a #foxnewsfact
he’s seen the Mecca Bingo halls
and put two and two together
then come up with 5, or 39,
he’s really not that clever
he thinks Aston’s...
Tuesday 13th January 2015 10:06 am
So I have written a trilogy of poems based on the subject of communication. I have rather inventively decided to call them The Communications Trilogy.
The first on the Trilogy is Television, whilst I am someone who is generally pessimistic about the media and government and don't really believe a word of what we are told, I do suffer from a subconscious paranoia. Beaten i...
Wednesday 27th June 2012 1:06 pm
Sex. Done it. A few times shorter than a moments passed. Come Quick. Newsflash! This just in...soon to be old news. Start practicing stamina, duration, length, self control and persistence. Sexual Human Beings. We are so sexual in every way. Try and stay away. Too tempting. Too hot. Too arousing. Too wet. Too slippery. Too dangerous. Butt, If it's with "the one" it'll be Too kool, Far out, groo...
Monday 28th May 2012 4:50 pm
Default in Greece,
In Iceland – peace,
Protests in England,
Evacuation plans in Scotland,
Brace’s bakery success in Wales,
In The Sun read the details.
Italy is under water,
In Twee Ribiere it’s getting hotter.
Riot is in the USA on Wall Street,
Moscow is in the sleet.
Soon or right on time for Christmas shopping?
Asked King of Prussia,
Wednesday 23rd November 2011 12:47 pm
Friday 1st July 2011 1:54 pm