A Poem by Norman223



We’re being overwhelmed with  television

Which get bigger as new houses and rooms get small.

You walk into a sitting room

 And the television takes up the whole wall.

 With its High Definition  satellite dish

 Sound Bars and 3D  on a curved screen

 We  get  nine hundred programmes

(Which we’ve already seen).

But to be fair, it tries to meet every taste,

Provided you  have all day to waste.


There are TV chefs whose cooking appears

 To be mainly frying sliced veg in a wok

And you learn how TV auctioneers

Can make you a fortune from your old broken clock

There are programmes on dressing, and how to lose weight.

 But what’s so depressing, is to see how they choose

Celebrity scandals, which they then elevate

To make TV headlines  , for what they call news.

 But there’s one thing in  Britain, that if we survive

 We get a free TV licence, when we’re seventy five.


© 2017 Norman223

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Well said Norman. Half of TV now is not so much entertainment or informative, but just simply a load of so called celebrities having their five minutes of fame and boring the pants of the rest of us. Inane comes nowhere close

I'm with you on David Attenborough

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

Thank you Beccy. I sometimes wonder if I am "behind the times" when modern entertainment fails to i.. read more
You are singing my song, dear friend (((HUGS))) I get calls to add more channels & I tell them: There's no new content! The same shows are recycled constantly. I have 200 channels & nothing to watch! Your poem takes this focus out a little wider to taken in everything that annoys about TV, so the net result is hilarious! Your ending barb is truly a delight! Wow! To get all this nothingness for free! If you've written this recently, then your creativity is all fired up! I'm looking forward to reading more! *smile* Fondly, Margie

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1 Year Ago

Apart from David Attenborough programmes which have the most amazing scientific photography as well.. read more

1 Year Ago

I can't allow myself to "entertain" the notion that "reality shows" actually reveal some truth about.. read more
ha ha...this is really insightful and funny...with a great rhyme scheme.

yes, they get bigger and more full of news to compete and shows...why do we need a bigger screen to look at people talk?
oh this makes me remember NY in the 50's for me...watching the old black and white...with the fuzzy picture.

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1 Year Ago

Thank you Jacob. Regarding your last question, I think these talk programmes feel they are giving .. read more

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Added on November 12, 2017
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At the age of 87, I still believe that every cloud has a silver lining. My biggest problem is .. I can only afford cooking foil...............;-)) more..