Stanley Cooper

Rookie - 20 Points (August 4th,1926 / New York City)

Tv Addiction - Poem by Stanley Cooper

I recall when books were read
Television's now watched instead
Down the tube our culture's heading
Brain paralysis is what it's spreading

We're fed commercials on demand
In our great star spangled land
'Oh-oh say can you see'
Something good on TV?

If we sit and stare at those TV soaps
We can kiss goodbye to parental hopes
Children drown in this dumbing abyss
All kids deserve much more than this

Hours of staring at TV screens
Can blow our brains to smithereens
Why not read some poems and fiction
And lay to rest this tube addiction


Comments about Tv Addiction by Stanley Cooper

  • Chinedu Dike (8/12/2018 5:39:00 PM)


    Well conceived and elegantly brought forth in persuasive expressions with artistic brilliance. A beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing sir. (Report) Reply

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  • (5/9/2007 4:35:00 PM)


    Television should be treated like alcohol...very little or none at all! (Report) Reply

  • (1/4/2006 6:51:00 PM)


    a fantastic poem
    and so true
    and as a teacher
    I see everyday the results
    of this sad state of affairs
    This poem should be
    published in every
    Education Journal
    in the nation
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 4, 2006



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