Blackout

There is nothing in the media
and fuck all on the news
someone somewhere must
know something
someone must have views.

Lines are drawn in Palestine
and crossed
and drawn again,
lots of places just like that
all of them the same.

The media will feed to you
the best bits so
you’ll drool, and
the papers
though we call them news
are of little use and
take us all for fools.

We are seeing it
through a shattered lens,
the viewfinder is
a kaleidoscope that tells
of broken dreams and
forlorn hope.

I hope the radio comes on
with something more to say than,
‘thanks for tuning in and
have a lovely day’

© 2015, John Smallshaw.