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Below is the poem entitled Standby which was written by poet Kara McLain. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Why do we know
Everything that can be known
About the life and times
Of every passersby 
In the media 

Still don’t know
Who rocks the vote 
Until we are too old 
To reap the benefits
Of the cash stash
That was slashed
Back when we were

And when did it become
To know every word 
To every pop song
That breaks through
The speakers of society’s stereo 

Yet we can’t recite 
The words
That have shaped
A world unknown
To the passerby 
Of everyday life

Now here comes 
The latest news


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  1. Date: 11/12/2012 3:50:00 PM
    So true. The distorted view of the media yet we all still watch it Enjoyed. Michael

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 3:32:00 PM
    great write Kara