in need of repair

in need of repair

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

in need of repair

 

 

the news shattered 

my tv screen

wretched stories

a montage

of grief,

of dissent

of unnatural disasters

 

life

life without borders

life with borders

 

antagonists filling headlines

while protagonists weep at home

 

and the words seep deep

below the skin of resistance

America's tube blew out

 

darkness emerged from the fried box

of disappointment

 

and we all sat in the dark

with question mark faces.

 

 

erin-cilberto

11/14/21

© 2021 jacob erin-cilberto


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so well said and so truthful, this world in which we all live in is going to hell. It is just sad, this world we live in, i keep hoping it will get better soon but it isn't.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

Better? I wonder now if that is possible....maybe we need another flood and another ark so we can s.. read more
Kenzie

1 Week Ago

yes, but if that were to happen we wouldn't be here. and no problem
Nicely expressed are your words, as I think of one catastrophe after another happening in our world today. You cannot turn it on without some American tragedy happening. ;-

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your words, willow....and yes, the news is so grim these days...
Hope must be o.. read more
Weeping willow

1 Week Ago

Thanks for the smile and the little laugh. ;-}
Your V2 is pure brilliance shot thru with explosives. A million ideas blasted thru my mind like fireworks as I read that (((HUGS)))

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

Thank you, Margie...if only I had the power to look into minds...it would so much fun to see some of.. read more
Cannot help but think there was a time when we only had 3 main tv stations and a party line ... no constant bombardment coming at ya 24/7.
My kids and grandkids think the world is on the brink of destroying itself ... I tell them to turn off their cell phones and take a break from the internet and you'll be surprised how things change.
Where's Uncle Walter when you need him?

Not sure if my face would be a question mark or just one of disgust at the way things are working out.

PS ... you and Chris may need a set designer for this flick. Sign me up.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

Yep, three stations and then we thought it was a big deal when we got a 4th which was PBS...
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What a thought. A blow out. Can you imagine the peace and quiet? Empty screens, a stop to the continual drip feed of aggravating news that comes our way day and night on both mobile phones and TV. That's enough to make us oldies sit up and smile. You have the plot for a movie here J.

Chris

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

would you direct it if I write the screenplay?

thanks, Chris,
j.
Chris Shaw

1 Week Ago

Why not J. Now that would be fun. Two oldies working together :)
Well written and a thought to ponder. --- Such as the coming day when a solar flare takes out all the satellites and connect-ability is nothing but a distant memory. ... wait, except for those with land lines. ... Ah well, I shall be gone by then, but not too soon to have pondered this little treat. --- Thanks!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

I still have only a landline, no cell phone, so I might still connect....thank you for that, JE.
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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

There is still hope!
JE Falcon

1 Week Ago

Ah, a man after my own heart. I got rid of mine cause my Kids & Grandkids said I needed one in case .. read more
I imagine if the b**b tube did blow out, most Americans would sit there with question mark faces. They couldn't think their way out of a paper bag. Instead they would wait for someone else to do it for them, or sue the bag for illegal confinement. This cuts through the crap spewed by talking heads morning, noon and night. And I love it!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

"sue the bag for illegal confinement" you are too funny, Zoe,
thanks for the smile...
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Hi Jacob, I love the content of this write. This world is indeed in need of repair and so are many of the people. It seems that the only news these days is bad news. I am definitely one of those with a question mark face. I can't understand how we got into such a mess. As always, Jacob, you write a powerful piece of poetry that hits home. Have a wonderful Friday....Mike.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you for your words, Mike,'
j.
and have a wonderful Friday yourself.
shadrach hah

2 Weeks Ago

You are welcome, Jacob. Wonderful Saturday....Mike.

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jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL



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Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at a community college and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. I am here to read for inspiration from other po.. more..

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