Why I Don’t

Sadly remains no less relevant.

Ben Naga

WHY I DON’T

Watching or reading what they call the news
Puts the tiny blur of politics
Undeservedly centre stage

And time will pass – or we will pass through time
And old puns lose topicality
Or else be missed entirely

Watching or reading what they call the news
Is a part of popular culture
You might say: “the people’s culture”

And time will pass – or we will pass through time
Though probably only just scrape through
As revision’s out of fashion

In a culture – if you can call it that
That treats today as an ashtray, poor
Yesterday like a soiled tissue

That yesterday in which at last my dad
Was released from the war and came home
As hopeful as the Welfare State

And read the Mirror because he believed
It spoke for and to the working man
Had values and stood for something

These days…

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About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on April 28, 2018, in Poetry. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. wonderful!
    seems the more things
    … stay the same 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Well said, Ben, and yes, sadly, holds much truth for present day.

    Liked by 1 person

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