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illuminated truth
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0 posted 03-11-2009 12:01 AM       View Profile for illuminated truth   Email illuminated truth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit illuminated truth's Home Page   View IP for illuminated truth


Why do I let magazine covers dictate the standard of beauty?
Telling me who I am and who I should be.
Why do I aspire to be like those stars I see on the TV?
I think the media is distorting my sense of reality.

I don't care where the biggest celebrity went on vacation
FOX, CNN, MSNBC, this kind of nonsense is on every station
Can I get some information that challenges me to think?
Not useless crap that causes my brain to shrink

I can't even lie, sometimes it has even sucked me in
Distracting me could have marked the beginning of the end
I could have easily forgotten what was important in life, & the real problems at hand
Why they feel it's necessary to show those things I'll never understand

Can I just get the real news without the bias, is that too much to ask for
And can I get a nice story every once in a while, there's more to life than war
There are people doing good everyday of the week
Mothers & Fathers that work hard day in & day out so their families can eat

Don't tell me those stories don't exist, I see good happen everyday
I promise you'll see the sun if you can look past the grey
But instead you want to focus on the negative & the bad
On the murderers, the criminals, the news is just sad

Is it just all about ratings, nevermind the truth?
Is that the reason to corrupt the youth?
Who cares about ruining our minds because blood & gore sells
And then they wonder why we have overcrowded jail cells

You guys are the reason for our moral decay
Coming into our homes, brainwashing us with foolishness everyday
Just because that's the way it is doesn't mean that's the way it should be.
It's the time for change so please hear my plea!
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1 posted 03-11-2009 03:48 AM       View Profile for moonbeam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for moonbeam

If you are under 20 years of age reading this:

"You guys are the reason for our moral decay
Coming into our homes, brainwashing us with foolishness everyday"

gives me hope for the future.

Well done!
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2 posted 03-11-2009 08:36 AM       View Profile for Falling rain   Email Falling rain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Falling rain's Home Page   View IP for Falling rain

Wow! You speak the utter truth. I really like this poem. Library!

-Zach

When I see your smile, and I know itís not for me, thatís when Iíll miss you.

GothicCherry
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3 posted 03-11-2009 11:55 AM       View Profile for GothicCherry   Email GothicCherry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for GothicCherry

Hmmmm, I have to disagree with just one thing you mentioned. On the news channels I watch, it does show the bad with the good.

Most of this is very truthful.
Nice Work!!
freeand2sexy
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4 posted 03-11-2009 12:33 PM       View Profile for freeand2sexy   Email freeand2sexy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit freeand2sexy's Home Page   View IP for freeand2sexy

Wow, this is really good, but I can't complitely agree, 1) because of what Michaela wrote and 2) because you choose who you're going to be influenced by, if you don't want to watch a certain news channel because they're bias, then don't. I don't watch CNN for that reason. Basically, we can't just blame the media, it's ultimately our faults for the path we take.

With God I am happy; sadness has no say in my life.

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