Walter Cronkite

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Walter Cronkite

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Walter Cronkite Walter Cronkite

Poem by: meriddle

Genre: Poetry

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An observation of television and the human condition.

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An observation of television and the human condition.

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Submitted: March 16, 2012

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Walter Cronkite

 

By M. E. Riddle

 

 

 

 

 

Celebration and strife

The world over

Ignites dynamite of life.

 

Every television is birthed

Umbilical connected

To a child on Earth.

 

Turn on the set

And one can get ‘feeling’

Touching them wet.

 

Misery and conflict

At their worst

Make television best.

 

Celebration and strife

Cessation of life

Make up the rest.

 

Kennedy is dead

They shot the pope

*Television children fed.

 

Television is ballast

Challenger exploded

Tonight let’s watch Dallas.

 

The Eagle has landed

And in the same breath

The universe expanded.

 

The world watched

Viet Nam for dinner

And Olympiads get shot.

 

The television bequests

Bigger, better yet

And we all simply forget.

 

(*Thanks Jim Morrison).

 


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