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1984 has gone

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1984 has gone

1984 Has Gone.

Nineteen eighty four has gone
But still it's not too late.
George Orwell got the date all wrong
But he recognized our fate.
His words are being acted out
You can see it everywhere.
George Orwell was a prophet man
His truth's at you they stare.

And so we sit, the TV on
As we stare into it's rays.
And the adverts roar so loud and clear
and with our minds they play.
"You must have this, you can't do that
They tell you how to live
And all they think you need to know
Though they haven't much to give.

And everyone be taught to think
Just like the one, the other.
As little bricks they each be formed
But the truth's kept undercover.
And not too many want the truth
Or even think at all.
So me, I turn that TV off
It drives me up the wall.




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  1. Date: 9/4/2013 3:41:00 PM

    Nineteen Eighty-Four, knocking on your door. Will you let it run, will you let it run your life. Those are lyrics from the song titled the same by the group Spirit. Another brick in the wall huh!? Like Babylon, the wall will get knocked down. Peace. :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 9/4/2013 3:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Robert, your comments are on par with your wonderful poetry...Peter
  1. Date: 8/24/2013 11:50:00 PM

    The truth is gone, when Big brother is around! I love this poem and Orwell's 1984 is a scary and yet good read. I love it, very great poem!!! Have a good day Peter, from your fellow poet- Christopher! :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 8/25/2013 1:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so m uch Christopher....Peter
  1. Date: 8/24/2013 12:46:00 PM

    the truth is hard to find these days Peter...very good write...

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 8/25/2013 1:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Joseph...Peter
  1. Date: 8/24/2013 11:15:00 AM

    Me too Peter! enjoyed!!!!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 8/25/2013 1:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Donna....Peter
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 10:05:00 PM

    A very engaging write with much to ponder. I think 1984 was about when we were in the cusp of the computer age... I think Orwell was probably close to predicting that kind of disaster .. well done !

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 8:35:00 PM

    hmmm, I am a tv addict so I guess I can appreciate your message but I can never give up my tv shows. On the positive side, they do not make me wish for more. I am happy enough with what I have though i Have to work hard for it. I just enjoy my escape from reality each night!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 8/24/2013 3:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My wife tapes all the shows so she can watch them without adverts, smart thinking I say....Thank Andrea, for your comments, they are always appreciated...Peter
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 5:09:00 PM

    I don't like t v either, too much garbage, rather read a good book or do creative writing enjoyed your poem xxx

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 8/24/2013 3:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Rose, I have always lacked any love for the TV, I love life too much to waste my time on it....Peter