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The Reality Zone

His parents didn't condone the viewing of 
The Twilight Zone. A bunch of silly nonsense, 
his dad would claim. What was Rod Serling's aim, 
writing and directing such fantasy induced flimflam? 

Much to my good friend Sam's bemusement, after he 
burned the tapes just days short of being too late for 
relevance. Right there on front pages news was an 
article about the red, white and blue's devotion to 
maintaining world peace. 

(It’s the thought that counts at the very least!) 

"War on terrorism strikes yet again we are 
sending thousands more men. Please, let us pray 
they get shipped back breathing, but if not let's not 
waste precious time grieving. We still must teach those 
Arabs to be civil and decent. Come on down, my fellow 
Americans, it's a family event!" 

And thus I reminisce the speech from The Obsolete Man, 
back when tyranny was a ghost story, to be told around a campfire, 
late at night, "Don't fret my children. It's only a story— 
everything will be alright!". Serling's famous quote was the following note. 

(with a few polishing touch-ups), 

"You are about to enter a world that has one iron rule; 
logic is an enemy and truth is a menace. This was 
Mr. Timothy Hicks, in his last 48 hours here on earth. 
He is a citizen of the state but will soon be eliminated, 
because he is built out of flesh, and because he has a mind. 
Mr. Timothy Hicks, who will draw his last breaths, in 
the Reality Zone."

NOTE: The speech at the end is from the episode, The Obsolete Man, of The Twilight Zone (I just replaced Romney Wordsworth with my own name). If you haven't already watched it, it's an awesome episode!... I'm a huge fan of The Twilight Zone, however...

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  1. Date: 1/21/2015 10:32:00 AM
    So good! So true - you could work on a better line layout? Light & Love

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 1/27/2015 5:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the Soup Mail and editing. Looks much better :)
  1. Date: 6/14/2013 8:39:00 AM
    Well.. another brilliant and well thought out poem with a personal touch.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/16/2013 12:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm a sucker for the black and white show... plots were always interesting! Glad you liked yet again!
  1. Date: 6/1/2013 8:13:00 PM
    He is built of flesh, he has a mind, and he is dispensable

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/3/2013 11:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Powerful words, my friend... Twilight Zone has always seemed to get my brain going...