Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week are:
vapid, adjoining and bouncy.
Divide and Conquer.
The world comes to us through TV:
Talking heads give vapid chatter
And cover up the things that matter
With bouncy echoes of page three.
We accept what others want to give;
Fed warm pap, served with distain.
Discounted as they know we will remain—
Expected to exist but not to live.
I hurts to accept the bleeding truth:
We have permitted idiots to rule us.
So they, in turn, feel free to fool us:
Did we not choose them in the booth?
As, on all horizons, disaster looms,
We watch TV in adjoining rooms.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016
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