A free verse poem of how the media displays news.


Unfortunately, Drama Sells

When drama arises on the television,
Our eyes glow with wonderment,
Interested in how misery destroys lives.

Every time we read the newspaper,
We stare at the front page containing pain,
Anxious to read what caused so much anguish.

Stories of righteousness are rarely the top headlines,
As our dull lives are fascinated with something different,
So people are amazed by themes of misfortunes that excites.

Individuals are imperfect humans and require excitement,
Living that life where they’re typically working from nine to five,
Needing that spark that leads to shock.

The media should create more stories of peace,
News that can produce a huge smile,
Not entertainment that results in jaws dropping.

Telling tales like recovering from illness,
Displaying those happy people who are healed,
Reporting hope is a much better message.




Poetry by Survivor48 The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2016-12-20 at 11:22

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
You're right. The question is: how can uplifting tales be made sexy?
2016-12-20