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The Reality Zone

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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: 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...