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I Am Bored With My TV

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I Am Bored With My TV

How can this be you ask
with over a hundred channels to chose from
at any given time
right at your fingertips
If I had back all the minutes
that have turned into hours
surfing night after night trying to find
one program of substance to hold
my attention more than the length
of its commercial advertisements
I could do something more constructive
than catch snippets of a sappy movie of the week
how to make money in less that sixty seconds
watch ex-television stars battle for a new job
reruns of the dying daytime soaps
the reality of having five, six, or eight children
As bored as I am, it seems like today’s entertainment
click by click has at least enabled me to participate in
and enjoy the daily gathering at the water cooler

Shani Fassbender

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  1. Date: 5/18/2011 12:15:00 AM
    In wish I could feel like you do becuase I am a tv holic!!! Anyway,congrats on your win. You "done good"

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 11:09:00 AM
    Congratulations Shani on your win in Linda-Marie's contest. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 5/13/2011 2:31:00 AM
    Many Congrats Shani on big win in Linda's contest with this beautiful depiction of emotions in verse. Luv & best wishes - Hitendra Mehta

  1. Date: 5/12/2011 4:19:00 PM
    Great to see your success Shani, with this worthy poem's winner circle presentation. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 5/12/2011 9:42:00 AM
    I'll take the water cooler conversation and camaraderie of TV any day, Shani. Great poem! Congratulations on your win, Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/12/2011 7:06:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win in the contest of Linda, Shani

  1. Date: 5/11/2011 8:03:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Shani. Nice going. Ralph

  1. Date: 5/11/2011 6:57:00 PM
    Congrats Shani on your success in my contest with this wonderful entry luv.. thankxx for constant support..

  1. Date: 5/10/2011 8:27:00 AM
    You are not alone, Shani ! All those channels and nothing worth watching....yes...I too get weary, and spend more time on the Soup instead!!! :)

  1. Date: 5/9/2011 9:22:00 PM
    thankxx Shani for supporting my current contest.. good luck.. hoping Administration will fix it so I can judge it when I return end of May.. am sure will be amazed as I read entries in full at judging time luv..