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NEWSPAPER MAN

NEWSPAPERMAN

Is the purpose of news to keep you informed
of current events that have already dawned?
Or is some mechanism set in that script
that triggers reactions to bite through your lip?

What is it typed in that story line
that keys in emotions of reactive minds?
What’s in paragraphs, punctuated with stress,
that is sentencing you to states or duress?

It’s the death and disaster, crime and obits,
it’s all of the news that’s print to give fits.
It’s anger to apathy and it’s all a plan.
It’s the stock and trade of the newspaper man.

What is the motive of a mind set
to transmit a virus by alphabet,
to poison the paper with type in ink
then sells it as copy to contaminate think?

Just whose fingertips edits those keys
to conjure a spell of anxiety?
Who holds you entranced in a dire embrace
of paper and ink and tragic typeface?
 
It’s the death and disaster, crime and obits,
it’s all of the news that’s print to give fits.
It’s anger to apathy and it’s all a plan.
It’s the stock and trade of the newspaper man.

Copyright © John Wilowski | Year Posted 2016

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  1. Date: 5/31/2016 1:09:00 AM

    such an enlightening read, really does make you stop and think, very much enjoyed... ~Linda~
  1. Date: 4/16/2016 1:27:00 PM

    Nice concept & well matched title. Presentation is outstanding. I enjoyed.7 from me.........with love.
  1. Date: 3/27/2016 9:38:00 PM

    Great food or thought. Nice to see someone thinking about our minds being manipulated. Understanding that is our only defense against it. (poetrysoup prefers defence vs defense, must be Brits).
  1. Date: 3/9/2016 7:41:00 PM

    what a wonderful way to start my day! John, I really admire this work ...very well written !
  1. Date: 3/6/2016 11:53:00 AM

    Well written John..

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