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World Economic Report, April, 2012

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World Economic Report, April, 2012

Fear feasts on our insides
And wrecks decision-making
Evil jumps in with glee
And another one loses trust

And another one down
And another one down
And another one loses trust

Evil grins
At what might have been
As another one loses trust

Housing fails
Markets, too
And countries follow suit

“Be afraid
Be very afraid”
Used to be a joke
But now it’s the match
That lights the glint
In Evil’s eye

Every day we’re fed
Too much detailed
- Perhaps true;
Perhaps not -
With stated directives
To be

As Evil laughs
And Fear cavorts
Through our souls

With another one down
And another one down 
And another one loses trust

I will myself to turn off the media
Not to ignore the warnings;
But to avoid overexposure
To the cancer-causing
Smoking gun
Of fear

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  1. Date: 5/27/2012 10:20:00 PM
    dont let the media scare you into not living your life,great write

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    Date: 5/27/2012 10:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yeah. Thanks. Sometimes it's hard; but then I have to remember why we're here. It's to enjoy what life has to offer: love, joy and beauty. KJ
  1. Date: 5/9/2012 6:13:00 PM
    Strong message in this poem. I really dig the repeated refrain too. Yeah, I tend to stay away from the media, but try to keep myself educated and informed without too much overexposure.