I write about events that happen to me and around the world from a writer's point of view. Nothing in my life ever goes smoothly. My focus is on young adult and children's authors, but occasionally I will bring you an adult author. It is my pleasure to introduce new books and authors to my readers. Writing is my life! By Barbara Ehrentreu
The prompt for today inspired me to write about the news. April 24, 2014 Prompt: Title your poem Tell It To..... and write a poem to match the title.
Tell It To The News
Tell it to the man who blows hot air filled with nonsense all over my TV screen and to the power hungry leaders who must attack their own people to feel good
Tell it to the endless stream of breaking news that floats underneath in waves as we try to digest ten things at once
Tell it to the useless rolls of looped action played over and over again until you have memorized the actions even if they are violent or ridiculous
Tell it to the accident victims who only wanted to have a good time, but instead they are now front and center battered and bruised featured as a story while they are carted off to the ER
Tell it to the abused people whose lives are not showcased for all to see but instead must live with the chaos of war in a place where news has deserted it
Tell it to my overflowing brain inured to explosions and gun fire from seeing them all too many times in living color on the screen and wondering why when all prefer no guns we have a place in our country where guns rule
Tell it to the horror of loss we have seen too many times on the faces of parents whose children were caught in the nonsense of gun fire and whose melting faces will be immortalized on the screen
copyright 2014 by Barbara Ehrentreu
Until the next time, thank you to Vicki Batman and H. K. Carlton for tweeting about this blog from the beginning. Also a big shout out to Madeleine McLaughlin, Melanie King, Jenna Storm, and Lea Barrymire and Ann Swann for their tweets too!!! You have made me very happy!!!