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"Breaking News" says it all. I often times wonder why there isn't more good news in our world. There is COVID, Russia threating, voting rights denied, black men dying, babies starving, TV's screaming, politicians lying and denying.  All of this is dividing us, making for an unsafe world.  It is time to look for all the good in this world.  I'm sure there is some for this is not who we are and not who we should be. .   

“Fear Mongers” Newspapers yelling, TVs screaming, Radios blaring. Is this what we want? Is this what we need? Politicians lying, Preachers ranting, Black men dying, Mothers crying. Is this what we want? Is this what we need? Breaking news, More breaking news. Shootings here, Robberies there, More mothers crying. Is this what we want? Is this what we need? Fear mongers Marching, Marching, Marching They’re coming to take you away Hey! Hey! They’re coming to take you away. Battalions of mongers Armies of mongers All painted red, Coming to take you away. Cool it down, Take it down, It’s getting hot down here. It’s not all that bad It’s bad for your heart, It wrongs your soul. We aren’t like that. It’s time to say goodbye, To these days of spitting vile, To these days of ugly words, To these days of vulgar thoughts, To shooting arrows without aim. We’re not like that. Too many mothers crying. Cool it down, Take it down, It’s getting hot down here. It’s not all that bad. It would do my heart good, For you to find some good In this disease infected world. Take a trip I say, Take a trip. Spin your wheels to Mount Rushmore Listen to what those Four have to say. This is what we want. This is what we need.

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Date: 2/11/2022 1:34:00 AM
Great piece of verse. Takes me on a journey. Thank you.
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Lon Wartman
Date: 2/11/2022 9:15:00 AM
Many tks. Andrew.... I try to write more joyful type poetry as I feel we poets must and should. My latest book is "365 Joyful Poems" It's how I have copped these past two years. Enjoy your journey....