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Turn On and Tune In
by D. A. Isley

Monday, September 17, 2007
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Turn on your television

Watch the Real World as it unfolds before your eyes.

Turn on and tune in as your neighbor just got hit during a drive-by. 

Focus the screen, adjust the color to see racism at its worse; 

Pop open a can, kick your feet up, and suck one down to quince your thirst.  


Adjust your horizontal and vertical flow;

This isnít the 60ís or 70ís; itís an all New Millennium show. 

Where actors, pop stars, bí players on trial and the Terminator runs the state;

US goes to war and hand Saddam his next fate. 

This is live and itís in your face;

So you better keep up, before you lose this race

To see whoís really a bad boy, role model, or just hard to the core;

Life as we view it, wonít be the same anymore.


Turn on your television,

Watch the Real World as it unfolds before your eyes;

As other countries promises US a big surprise.

With terrorist threats, terrorist threats, and terrorist threats;

Are you scared yet?

So turn on your television and watch the Real World as it unfolds before your eyes;

Where marriages last a day and the rest is just a lie.


Turn on and tune in as the world debates over nuclear arms;

Whose to say whoís at fault as politicians greases each others palms.

We look to the heavens for an answer in hopes to stop this madness;

How can we blame Him for turning His back with such sadness.

So wake up, get a grip, and feel this flow;

Before you know it, itís the end of the show.

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Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 9/18/2007
Tune in, let the media dictate what WE should hear - all the ugliness, increase our fear --- what happened to the goodness that surrounds us? Oh, yeah - not good for ratings. I'm a firm believe in praise begets goodness. Show more violence, get more violence.

But, indeed we best wake up before the show ends.

Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 9/18/2007
I agree with Joyce, one powerfully written piece of work. Well done! Holly
Reviewed by jude forese 9/17/2007
conceptually reflective and well written ...
Reviewed by larry linville 9/17/2007
What a creative way to use an old expression to what we face today.

Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 9/17/2007
One powerful write my friend and a look at the real world! Many may live in a bubble or with blinders on, but our world does seem to be crumbling around us! Nothing surprises me anymore! Well done! Welcome to the den!
Joyce B.

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