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Before my favorite show began,
A message filled the screen
To let the viewers be prepared,
For violence would be seen.

This show is violent every week – 
There’s murder, blood and gore;
And last night’s show had nothing
That it hadn’t shown before.

The station heads, however, felt,
In light of recent news,
Perhaps a scene of savagery
Was not what most would choose.

It’s strange to think of being warned
From viewing death in fiction
Because of real life tragedy – 
It’s quite a contradiction.

I’d rather watch a TV show,
Which I know isn’t real,
Than to view the anguish parents
Of those murdered children feel.

I glanced at the disclaimer
Then escaped into my show. 
The “dead” were only actors,
Which was very good to know.

Copyright © ilene bauer

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  1. Date: 12/18/2012 4:07:00 PM
    Your talent is endless ilene. Love it. Prayers.

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 2:34:00 PM
    Ilene; This is very well written. I couldn't have said it better. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 10:31:00 AM
    I'm in total agreement with you on this one, Ilene! Enough is enough on TV and in real life! Love ya! Jack xox

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 4:21:00 PM
    What an intresting perspective, I would never have thought of this. Well said!

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 4:09:00 PM
    ilene very good...David

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 3:42:00 PM
    Ilene, I enjoyed this very much. So much is said with a minimum amount of words. Dave Fisher