Friday, April 8, 2011

No News


I haven’t read the paper
Don’t get the news
Won’t turn on the radio
For fear of hearing
Another catastrophe
A slanted view
Politics or the latest
War. I’m better off
Not knowing.

I’m better off
Not seeing
The headlines
That tells me there
Is another earthquake
In Japan, Donald Trump
Is running for President
Government shutdown
And Charley Sheen has
Found another goddess
For his stable.

Nothing I can do about
Any of it and it puts
Me on the downward spiral
I get enough bad news
Through osmosis, phone
Calls, email, and my
Husbands evening banter.
Enough.

12 comments:

Pearl said...

It can all be overwhelming...

Pearl

Old Ollie said...

Yeah - no kidding eh?

Where is the good news?

Isabel Doyle said...

very sensible - but someone must have told you ...

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Judy,
I agree with your words. Sometimes it is just too much. I avoid it all!

While listening with one ear uncovered, of course!!

Eileen

marit said...

I can relate. enough, indeed.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh I so know. When I wrote my poem about headlines,I totally depressed myself! Really enjoyed your poem.

Mary said...

For not seeing the news, you know enough about it. LOL.

honeyhaiku said...

Aptly put!

Lolamouse said...

I know how you feel! Sometimes that front page doesn't get opened, I'm afraid.

Willow said...

We must have been on the same wavelength, Judy...having written similar poems a day apart. I hadn't read yours before I wrote mine...I was using a different prompt, yet we touched a same and similar things. WOW...as they say, "Put it out there..."

Bill said...

A mans perspective. Keeping up with the happenings is important. That way I can brace myself for the next calamity.Balance though.

Jinksy said...

For the most part, I ingnore 'news' like the plague. By the time 'news' filters to us, it's already happened anyway, and we can change nothing! :)