The POTW: Verse Til It Hurts


POTW #754
(Week of 30 January, 2011)

The cat sock woman and her husband are Sunday regulars at the coffee shop. Today they had a newspaper, which they often do, and she was reading the opinion page. Meanwhile, a woman next to me was going on about various apps she had for her iPad and her phone. Together they caused me to think about what opinion pages are turning into in this, the Age of Infinite Communication. My curmudgeonly side wrote a poem:

Opinion Barge

The internet opinion barge
Is lightning fast and thunder large
A land-fill load of wasteful drivel
Occasional jewels of thought in the middle
Mouth of sage, back end of bird
Every orifice is heard
In one big democratic pile
Points awarded but only for style
Seeds of wisdom and of truth
Buried in adolescent poop
One only hopes they'll somehow sprout
And trees of substance soon will out

Copyright © 2011 by Dave Grossman

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