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THE TRAP

Turn on the T.V., switch off your brain!
Agony and ecstasy and commercials.
Skipping channels.. car wax, tortured bodies,
Shampoo, floods, catastrophies, dog food.
The images de-humanised.
You become desensitised.
The deaths are real, the sex is sanitised.
Images melting into one screaming phantasmagoria!
Video -clips, media bites, ugly politicians
Lying to me again and again!
T.V. evangelists selling salvation.
“ Have your credit card details handy,
And just phone 1800 666 God Bless America! “
Plastic people pushing the latest Abflex 2000
Abdominal sculptor tone-machine.
Guaranteed to give you a six-pack
In six days or your money back!
Sweeping through this arid televisual landscape,
You might happen upon a gem!
Something to stimulate the mind or lift
The spirits of jaded souls.
Enjoy these rare moments
Because T.V. is mostly crap.
Turn it off! It’s a trap!!!!!

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Comments

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezover 4 years ago

    so true. it used to be some great entertainment and time for family .. it now just isnt so.. and what garbage our minds can take as if it were a truth ..
    thanks for this thoughtful poem.. well said hermano ..

  • HERMANO…AMIGO? BROTHER FRIEND!! MUCHOS GARACIAS ISA!! X

    – raymondoantonio

  • RebeccaWeston
    RebeccaWestonover 4 years ago

    Bravo !!!! Turn on the computer instead !!! lol XX
    Becca

  • EVEN THEN, KNOW WHEN TO PUT IT ON SLEEP MODE AND GO FOR A LONG WALK OR ENJOY THE GARDEN OR……XX

    – raymondoantonio

  • BethW
    BethWover 4 years ago

    You are soooo right – TV is mostly crap. In fact, we have a word for it at my house – “COT” which stands for ‘Crap on Telly’. I will say, ’what’s on’ and my hubby says, ‘Cot’ and nothing further needs be said.

  • LOVE IT!! COT!! BRILLIANT!! THE OCCASSIONAL DOCO AND THE ABC NEWS!! AND THE OCCASSIONAL GEM LIKE…SIX FEET UNDER OR DEXTER…BUT IT IS BETTER TO WAIT TILL THEY COME OUT ON VIDEO!! X

    – raymondoantonio

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 4 years ago

    You are right – we live in a world where mediocrity is encouraged, stupidity is thought to be funny and where an inquiring mind is stomped as soon as you enter school. Wait til they stop teaching people how to read!

  • AGREE WITH YOU SHULIE!!! THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE IS NO LONGER APPRECIATED!! X

    – raymondoantonio

  • RaOrEmraeh
    RaOrEmraehover 4 years ago

    Abdominal sculptor tone-machine.
    Guaranteed to give you a six-pack

    I’ll take three…..

    I barely watch television. It’s crap. Great write. hahaha@Becca’s comment.

  • SEND YOUR CREDIT CARD DETAILS TO……BULLSHITPRODUCTS .COM OR PHONE 1800 666 696 THANX CASSIDY!!!

    – raymondoantonio

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 4 years ago

    What is a TV? hehe…

    I could not agree more..however, there are days when I do want to chill out to cheesy tv…I have learnt to block out the commercials ;)

  • AT LEAST YOU KNOW IT’S CRAP AND TREAT IT AS SUCH!!!

    – raymondoantonio

  • Arco Iris  R
    Arco Iris Rover 4 years ago

    Oh, yea. Turn off the T.V. Go to RB. Read a good book. Go and write or paint. Walk the dog. Good work, raymondo. Sometimes I don’t know why I have cable. Iris

  • DOCOS? THANX HF5!!

    – raymondoantonio

  • Josh Bowe
    Josh Boweover 4 years ago

    Alpha Wave magic Raymondo!!!!!!!!!LOL Great use of the word phantasmagoria!!!!!!

  • THANX JOSH!! PHANTASMAGORIA IS A WONDERFUL WORD!!

    – raymondoantonio

  • Hathor
    Hathorover 4 years ago

    YES it IS! Exactly. lol TV bites…well… I must admit, without the almight spongebob, my kids would drive me bananas…and, oh alright, i love him, too! lol but other than that, it’s almost all trash!

  • AMEN!! THANX KRISTIN!!! XX

    – raymondoantonio

  • Matt Penfold
    Matt Penfoldover 4 years ago

    Ah yes, the “Plug in Drug” that creates Zombies, one of my pet hates, and this is an important message well delivered…

    (psst.. how do you know about all those ads Ray? LOL)

  • I HAD TO DO RESEARCH MATT!!!

    – raymondoantonio

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