Sadly More Noteworthy

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Sadly More Noteworthy

 

We're obsessed with celebrities, and relish

Nothing more than the famous when they fall

But there's something very wrong with our thinking

When there's something more important to recall

 

What some comedy star did in his underpants

Backstage all for sex (and we cheer)

Is sadly more noteworthy than murder

Of 200 women by domestic violence each year

 

Don Matthews March 2019

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Heart of Lead

Thu 14th Mar 2019 02:22

Powerful and I agree. I grow so sick of being bombarded by whatever silly new info about a celebrity there is. What dress so and so wore, what crazy marriage fell apart. I feel justified by this poem, as it speaks to the dumbfounded irritation I have when people are more obsessed with celebrity lives... than saving lives...

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 13th Mar 2019 16:59

The observation in these lines remains constant in the interest in
the "goings on" of those we (via media reports) consider to be
"celebrities". I think the word has been diminished over my lifetime
to narrow down to show biz and the like, many of whom are "here
today, gone tomorrow" types whose achievements if any are modest,
and even shameful in a personal sense. As for publicity thought
worthy by the media (those "middle-men" to getting fame!), it finds
its home in the sort of thinking that sees a single death as a tragedy but a few hundred as merely a statistic (to misquote Stalin).
I've lost count of the number of times I've noted an item about a
minor male "celebrity" appear on a certain online news site.
Hardly coincidence IMHO - but hardly unusual in an age when
mediocrity is the new excellence!

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Dorothy Webb

Wed 13th Mar 2019 09:35

Don

"And the Earth Sighed" "Sadly More Noteworthy"

Your frustrations are justified - -

Why can't governments everywhere see and understand?'
what is wrong with humanity?
It is all so futille and depressing
Dorothy

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