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The Challenge of TV

The Challenge of TV
                                   Authored by Chuck Keys

While watching TV in stride
My eyes were stuck inside
Unable to blink or think
     color tone tint secured the link.

The scenes change and grow
While characters ebb and flow
     Happiness vs. Sadness
          Love vs. Madness
               Good vs. Bad
                    Lady vs. Lad
Noise quiet music and war
Movies ads sports and more. 

Monotonously consuming time and space
     Forever deleting brains trace. 
Reading and writing math and science
     Gives life’s basics for actual reliance. 

Escape and reality are a choice for some
     Easily made by those who aren't numb
Life is what's outside the box
     For those who are sly just like the fox. 

Copyright © Chuck Keys

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  1. Date: 6/2/2012 2:08:00 PM
    Education outside the box is great if it's the TV you are referring to but there is a world of knowledge inside the computer box. TLee

  1. Date: 3/29/2011 8:30:00 AM
    There's some really great programming on TV, Chuck, but nothing beats our time spent here on Poetry Soup.

  1. Date: 9/20/2010 1:11:00 PM
    Beautiful Chuck! Just say NO! I do not watch TV and would much rather read a poem or write one or pretty much just anything other than sit in front of that box! Thanks so much for this write!

  1. Date: 9/12/2010 11:20:00 PM
    A good poem and message, Chuck, even though I am a tv holic! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 6/25/2010 1:03:00 PM
    Temporary reprieve for fear of really living.. Enjoyed this Chuck, tc Wilma

  1. Date: 6/21/2010 8:50:00 AM
    It is without a doubt - the TV that is, a very spellbinding invention. Great writing, Chuck. Thank you for sharing. lainie

  1. Date: 6/16/2010 10:21:00 AM
    the observation of life, i like the way you use the perception of the person watching life inside a box, love your write,,, for I am sly just like the fox cause I'm the one watching the view from outside the box..P.D.

  1. Date: 6/16/2010 10:15:00 AM
    Very wise, Chuck. Indeed, TV can only provide a temporary escape. "Life IS what's outside the box." Great work! Love, Carolyn