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News
by Henry Burt Stevens

Sunday, November 20, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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News
by Henry Burt Stevens
11/17/2005


"...weekly, my newspaper delivers me 5 to 6
pounds of newsprint to bring me an ounce
or two of news...."



media left the highground
wandering among the
seedy forest floor
edging the swampy muck


where murkiness availed
the chance to exchange
information sometimes true
or others false or inbetween


and under cover of confidentiality
carried it back to the higher ground
even the mountain top
even the bully pulpit


where launched it
immediately becaume news
the truth racing into
every nooked crannied mind


repeated instantly noxious
yet readily accepted boosting
polls as the unbelievers
unpatriotic mumbled grumbled


sorting out responses
which could nullify
the bought and paid for
those who can't afford truth


while the internet gushes forth
a torrent of open news
stories by ordinary people on
the ground of where it's at


speaking what they see
to the media that's free
that's worldwide 24-7
that's growing raising voice.

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Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight* 11/21/2005
Words are truly powerful and many are those who misuse that power.
Sensationalism sells more than truly noteworthy news.

Love & Light,
Joseph
Reviewed by jude forese 11/20/2005
the only news worth priniting, isn't ...
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 11/20/2005
Yeah, ain't all that the truth, and to think I just renewed my subscription FOR A WHOLE YEAR!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/20/2005
Interesting read...I never buy news papers because they just makes by days bluer!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 11/20/2005
You've got it, Henry. Lately I've felt like I'd like to throw on a backpack and find a cave, but what would my children do? :-) Intriguing piece that speaks volumes combined with its intro. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/20/2005
"...weekly, my newspaper delivers me 5 to 6
pounds of newsprint to bring me an ounce
or two of news...."

Truly why I stopped my newspaper subscription, Henry.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 11/20/2005
The first stanza speaks volumes...
Reviewed by George Carroll 11/20/2005
When I hear the voices of cut and run and then get chastised if I don't agree as if their freedom of speech is greater than mine, it sickens me.
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 11/20/2005
a timely write, Henry.
peace,
Carolyn



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