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Sensationalism or Journalism

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Sensationalism or Journalism

(Another childhood or teen years poem.)

Newsprint small talk
in Mediocrity's lead pot
rustles and gossips while,
splashed spectacularly across
the speckled page of
Society's intellect,
a murder making column one
hides the hushed massacre
of minds.

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  1. Date: 3/14/2012 1:38:00 PM
    This is such a profound verse, Leo...and to think, you wrote it then and nothing has changed...Will it ever? I wonder...another poem for my favourites list.

  1. Date: 3/12/2012 6:33:00 PM
    Love the last part the best---but this was a remarkable one altogether. Lovely--thanks for this! Keep up the outstanding verses! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 3/11/2012 6:32:00 AM
    Yes, another wise observation on society, my friend. Great write

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 7:10:00 PM
    Brilliant, Like it Leo, Sensationalism supersedes and is the basis of Journalism is it not, For truth is often a sacrificed to sell a story is it not

  1. Date: 3/8/2012 11:56:00 AM
    "speckled page of society's intellect" Cool. And the murder in column one makes for a perfect strawman for society's scapegoat. cool poem. I wish I had kept alot of my early poems just so that now I could judge whether they were worth keeping or not. This is a poem both of current events at the time and prophecy. I like it Leo and thanks for the constructive advice. I fixed 'er up some . :) but cna't emphasize enough that the book and Author was the reason for the poem. Bob

  1. Date: 3/1/2012 12:35:00 PM
    This is talent Leo---they haven't changed have they!

  1. Date: 2/29/2012 10:45:00 PM
    Great writing for your teen years!!

  1. Date: 2/27/2012 7:11:00 PM
    hushed massacre of minds is a different phrase well played!! ARe we talking about gossip or out right lies???

  1. Date: 2/27/2012 6:10:00 PM
    Yes, sometimes mind are being massacred through what they read or hear..Enjoyed the well chosen topic..I am glad that I stopped to read this one..Your presence at my Rutabaga meal was delightful..Sara

  1. Date: 2/27/2012 9:18:00 AM
    deeply intense write Leo and all too true.. the headlines and newscasts are riddled with negativity amnd bad news of disrespect for human life .. atrosities galore .. society on a downgrade but we all havre hope will turn arounmd.. with luv..

  1. Date: 2/26/2012 5:17:00 PM
    very deep. like "hushed massacre of minds" - very powerful lines.

  1. Date: 2/25/2012 12:54:00 PM
    depends on the readers palette I guess...enjoyed !!

  1. Date: 2/22/2012 11:23:00 PM
    oooh, what a powerful final last two lines!!!