Punch Drunk

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Scared to see

Submitted: June 19, 2017

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A collaboration between Hullabaloo22 and myself:

 

We are feeling kind of punch-drunk, knocked sideways by the news,

from all the world-wide tragedies, complete with ring-side views.

 

The constant repetition makes this almost seem quite normal,

desensitizing with coverage, feeling far-removed and formal.

 

The horror of the day, well it will be revealed real soon,

just turn your set on and find a channel of news to which to tune.

 

We’re taking shots at nature, so many risky gambles;

and when it comes to governments, the world is in a shambles.

 

We, or at least I, am almost frightened as soon as a new day

begins; what nightmare will appear today? The newscasters say,

 

with what sounds like glee, "Another attack, so stay tuned."

It's as if their constant coverage is ripe to be lampooned,

 

don't they realize how stupid they're making themselves look?

Do they even care? They're reporting from the same well-worn book.

 

Their coverage almost overshadows the tragic story,

almost; I'm overwhelmed with constant, persistent worry.

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