When we are confronted by the possibility that everything we've learned in life could be a lie, how do we "know" what we think we know?
FLOATING ON AN ENDLESS SEA
OF QUESTIONS AND UNCERTAINTY.
DRIFTING ON AND IN A FATHOMLESS ABYSS:
A TINY PLANET FLOATING IN THE SKY.
OUR NAKED FLESH CANNOT SURVIVE
THE AIRLESS COLD ON EITHER SIDE.
DRIVEN BY WINDS OF CHAOS AND REALITY
WE STEER OUR TINY BOAT OF LIES
TO SUSTAIN OUR FRAGILE LIVES
FOR AN INSTANT IN ETERNITY.
WHO NAVIGATES THE BRUTAL TIDES?
ARE WE OUR ONLY FRIEND AND GUIDE
WHILE SAILING THROUGH INFINITY?
Lawrence R. Spencer. 2013
THIS IS THE NEWS
"MURDER! RAPE! BLOOD! WAR!
delivered daily to your door!
DEATH and MAYHEM! FILM AT 4:00!"
The News will keep you well informed!
Good news is never fit to print;
Bad News Headlines make a mint!
The Press make sure you'll get upset
each time you watch your TV set.
"IT ISN'T SAFE TO WALK THE STREETS"
"STAY AT HOME BENEATH YOUR SHEETS!"
"CRIMINALS LURK ANYWHERE YOU LOOK!"
It must be true…. it was printed in a book!
"WE NEED MORE GUNS AND THOUGHT POLICE".
"THE WORLD WILL NEVER BE AT PEACE".
"DRUGS AND CRIME ARE EVERYWHERE".
The Press makes sure that we're “aware”….
Shocking love-life exposes!
Who will they prosecute today?
"THE PUBLIC HAS THE RIGHT TO TRUTH".
The Press will judge and execute!
Is Free Speech an equal right?
Only for those with financial might
to pay the advertising fees.
The Press is told who to appease.
Lies and rumors, the "news" abounds -
they'll make it up when there’s none around.
"The truth be damned! I'm a reporter…
It's my job to cause disorder"!
Like l0bsters in a bubbling pot
who claw and pull to reach the top -
free from miserable despair,
The Press is boiling you in fear!
Every day we all begin
a bright new hopeful day.
Life's a game we all can win.
It's lots of fun to play.
Wake up! Don' get sucked in!
Reporters wearing pearly grins
tell you that life's all bad;
The Press are all completely mad!
Turn off your TV! Enjoy your day.
In spite of what "the experts" say,
there is no need to be afraid.
Live and Love another day!
A poem by Lawrence R. Spencer. 2013