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One of those days
by Van Gerry

Friday, January 20, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Finished Ha! Ha! article on reviewing.
Watched CNN - 7year old beaten to death.
Read local paper - prison escape, warder stabbed to death.
Wrote the poem below.
Went back to bed - danger of becoming a misanthrope



It's one of those days...

When the world has a bad case of double hang-over amnesia!

Yesterday was vaguely good...

I think...

But now -

Walls press in...

The sky is dark...

Whilst headlines glare

Their rapes and robberies,



Sordid ends...

And bad beginnings.

Drab, sad dragon-teeth-sown streets fester

In a sickness of sight, sound and smell;

And meddling media pimps

Deliver their barrage of banality,

To commercialize our universal...


Bad breathe...

And ever failing vitality.

Ave Valium!

Vale Valium!

All that's left

Is to rest my head in bed,

Waiting for tomorrow's...

New sorrows.




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Reviewed by John Domino 9/13/2009
This poem is a good reminder that the hearts and minds of people of our world really has not changed much in thousands of years. The Bible tells us much about the sick and sad conditions that are mentioned in this poetic composition. If we are truly going to change we need Jesus in our Hearts. Amen
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/19/2008
Never could understand why they don't print the good news. Front page headlines are always dreary and need to be told the story, but can't happiness and doings that are nice precede the bad. Sometimes even no news is good news I say when I don't hear right away about someone I ask after or am thinking of. How many lives the Paparazzi has ruined is behond me. Let good things rule and bad things alone to work out themselve and dissolve.
Reviewed by Cathrine Hottran 1/22/2006
good write.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 1/20/2006
Yes the news can really get to you on some days. For me it was the information about the homeless that got me going. A nights rest does help doesn't it? Laws need to be stricter for Children, homeless, and the handicap. Hurt any one within these titles .......look out the karma is 3 times worst!

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