Nadalia Bagratuni

Rookie (12/25/1975 / Armenia)

Ode To Television Or Why This Isn'T The Greatest Generation!

Poem by Nadalia Bagratuni

Somewhere near the year of my birth,
The entire nation yearned for a change,
not in direction, not in respect, more in reflection
and no more of this nonsense.

Gone were those thrilling days of yesteryear,
When a voice would come out of a box and say, ”
A fiery horse with a speed of light,
A cloud of dust, and a hearty'Hi-Yo, Silver! '
The Lone Ranger rides again.

Or maybe a lone voice would say, Quiet please,
Quiet Please!

However to learn what evil really lurked in the hearts of men,
One need not to listen to the radio,
Rather then listen to the television instead.

A new steady diet of pitter patter,
Made American more and more fatter,
With the likes of nonsensical banter:
The milk chocolate melts in your mouth, not in your hand,
Betcha can't eat just one,
Snap! Crackle! Pop!
Where’s the beef,
Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.
We do chicken right
finger lickin' good

What would people think,
How long could they possibly listen,
If a ten minutes was too long,
Would one minute be better,
If that was too long,
Oh thirty seconds would do,
After all this was the education of our future leaders,
And heroes too!

Are you there,
Can you hear me now
Are you listening.
When buying your next pickup
Remember Chevy Trucks are build like a Rock.

My bologna has a first name,
its O-S-C-A-R
My bologna has a second name,
its M-E-Y-E-R

My dog’s bigger than your dog,
My dog’s bigger than yours.

Now, I’m Pepper
She’s a pepper,
He’s a pepper,
Wouldn’t you like to be a pepper too!

Reach out and touch someone,
Reach out and just say hi!
Let your fingers do the walking
Because I'm worth it.
Look ma, no cavities

Brylcreem- a little dab will do ya,
Okay if you want something different
Have it your way
It’s everywhere you want to be
The quicker picker-upper

Drivers wanted,
Loose lips sink ships,
You’re in good hands with Allstate
Where do you want to go today
Don’t leave home without it,
'When you got it, flaunt it.'
It’s Miller Time

Now if you think this is bad just remember,
Be all you can be in the U.S. Army
Pepsi Cola hits the spot
12 Full Ounces that is allot

M’m good, M’m good,
Campbell’s soup is
Double your pleasure,
Double your fun,
See the USA in the Chevrolet,
It’s the real thing,

A mind is a terrible thing to waste,
Aren’t you glad you use dial?
Don’t you wish everyone did!
Does she or doesn’t she
In the valley of the jolly,
“Ho, Ho, Ho- Green Giant! ”

Ring around the collar,
The best to you each morning,
Want to be more of a man?
Try being more of a woman?

You’ve come a long way baby
and look at you now.

Tastes great, less filling
The pause that refreshes
When it absolutely, positively
has to be there overnight
Run for the border!

Now you can see,
The more life changed
The more life stayed the same.

Comments about Ode To Television Or Why This Isn'T The Greatest Generation! by Nadalia Bagratuni

  • Brian JaniBrian Jani (5/20/2014 5:21:00 AM)

    This is an amazing piece well done(Report)Reply

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