Friday, April 29, 2016

Important Not (2016 April PAD - Day 28)




Important Not

There’s too much trash talk going round
over wires, underground,
on the airwaves, cell, TV –
none of this feels right to me.

(Seems everyone’s embroiled
in someone else’s coil.)

Everything is so fast-paced –
cut and pasted –
and in our haste
(to spread the word)
the meaning’s lost,
the message wasted.

I think, he thinks, she thinks.
Far too many of these thinks
are totally ungrounded:
fabricated factoids,  information tangled
just to manufacture fear
while trust is wholly mangled.

It’s so easy to get snared
inside the drama of the day
the games that people play
the he said, she said,
I heard they said
hearsay.

Sometimes, peace of mind requires
you jettison technology
rely on your own biology
to avoid all further ravage.

Guts and gray matter’s all you need.
The rest is extraneous baggage.

PSC / 2016

Penned for Day 28 of Robert Lee Brewer's April PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge. 

Assignment: "Important (blank)"
 For more, check out his site at:  2016-april-pad-challenge-day-28
  
 

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