willow moon pearce

Rookie - 16 Points (October 1951 / London, UK)

The Luminous Eye. - Poem by willow moon pearce

Television scares me.
It frightens me silly.
Our best known channels transmit
The worst of human disasters
Comets hurtling towards earth
Mega-quakes. Mega-tsunamis,
Tornadoes, and generally the
End of this earth.

Television stations seem to love this carnage
Mixed together with the atrocity of war and starvation
The fear factor reaches out
And startles us.

To add a touch of the macabre
We are told by experts unknown to most
When and where this will all happen
' The Rapture ', cry the tv believers
' You must be born again ', they reply
With a knowing grin.

Saddened, I turn to my books
Of Ginsberg, Leary and Kerouak
Lean over and turn the damned thing off.

Comments about The Luminous Eye. by willow moon pearce

  • (3/20/2006 10:45:00 AM)

    A poem that speaks much and resonates! (Report) Reply

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  • (3/20/2006 8:48:00 AM)

    Grand sentiment. And it is a failing of the people not the devices. Predation. (Report) Reply

  • (3/20/2006 8:39:00 AM)

    AND with meditation and that '3rd eye' we could reverse the current negative trends. However, as a nation we are not that advance. As a people we can stand up to the challenges ahead. Nice write, willow moon.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 20, 2006

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