Tuesday, April 26, 2011

CCXXIII - The Watcher

Theme Thursday's theme last Thursday was "television".

The Watcher

I stayed at a hotel recently;
It had all the normal stuff
One needs to be quite comfortable,
No sense in living rough.

In the centre of the room,
On a cabinet of it’s own,
Was an enormous television,
With a remote beside the phone.

A brochure proudly told me
Of the shows of every kind
That I had the chance to choose between,
If feeling so inclined.

Four days later, as I packed my things,
Preparing to move on,
It stood there black and sulking
As I had never turned it on.

© 2011 J Cosmo Newbery

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  1. Brilliant! Life's too short for too much TV!

  2. This was really good. The meter and rhyme were spot on...and a nice little message at the end. Bravo! Vb

  3. Wow! Four days in a motel room without ever turning on the TV... I am glad that I finally got around to visiting you from Theme Thursday.

  4. Oh Boy, that machine sounds useful and mosquitoes to boot! Very creative...

  5. Lovely... once again gives us a chance to pause and think about the time we waste watching tv day in and day out... well done for ignoring it...


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