A Popular Culture

So many ways to keep us distracted,

leaving us dazed and deeply impacted.


I would like for a day, to be free of the circus

What did she say, that seemed to of irked us?


Whether shocked or calm, I don't need to be bothered,

with Octomom, who indeed is the father?


The Kardashians are out, what did they wear?

There is little doubt, that I may care.


I turn on the station while driving my car,

to learn of vacations, styles thriving with stars.


I couldn't care less, I don’t have the fever,

I would feel blessed, without Justin Bieber.


I may be old and set in my ways,

I don’t need to be told, as I get in my say.


There's plenty of questions, who wore it better?

The many suggestions, all for a sweater!


And when Lindsay Lohan is caught doping in cars,

we’re all hoping she’s coping with scars.


We rush to our phones and vote for our idols,

that seem like clones, and not very vital


The hair, the fashion, the popular trends,

we stare, we bash them, we gossip with friends.


The news cycle repeated, a downward spiral,

the same story completed, until it’s gone viral.


Pop culture is fun, not meant to be literal,

when that is done, it can be quite critical.


We've had stars in our eyes since the beginning of time,

it is far from a crime and it’s winning our mind.


As I rant and complain and post it online,

I vent and sound lame but hope it can find,


A few or two who agree with me,

we stew and sit through, but at least we see,


The empty reality has our minds on a swivel,

the tempting fallacies, the spineless drivel.


My complaining is waning as I come to a close,

the entertaining is gaining the ratings in droves.


I'll be uncool and set in my ways

become an old fool upset with today's


musicians and actors, rappers and girls,

positions and factors, what captures the world.


I wrote this in jest, not to provoke a wrath,

with no hopes to upset, but to invoke a laugh.


Copyright 2012 Pete Fanning

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WD Curry 111 4 years ago from Space Coast

Nothing new about this feeling. These guys felt the same way about the way things were going in 1968.

http://youtu.be/q4FBYSI_Q1o


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spartucusjones 4 years ago from Parts Unknown

The poem was funny and relevant. I got a kick out of it!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

This is a great poem and I can almost see it as a rap or even a hit song!


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weestro 4 years ago from Virginia Author

I'll have to check it out WD, Thanks!

Thanks spartucusjones, glad you enjoyed it.

Thanks Susan, wouldn't that be funny, a hit song in spite of itself!


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Curiad 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

Awesome weestro, I am old fashioned too and agree with your words!


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weestro 4 years ago from Virginia Author

Thanks for reading Curiad! Glad you liked it.


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The Stages Of ME 4 years ago

Nice Poem and on target :)


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weestro 4 years ago from Virginia Author

Thanks Stages!


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

I would feel blessed, without Justin Bieber. - totally agreed!

I may be old and set in my ways,

I don’t need to be told, as I get in my say.- Respect!

Well Sir I am 22 and in complete agreement with you

Pop rocks.... the hell out of me as it does out of you

Some of it I even bear to listen

The rest is noise, I have myself forbidden

For me " Old is Gold" is a literal fact and your Rant outlines it very well

Powerful Rant!! :)


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weestro 4 years ago from Virginia Author

Thanks rahul, glad you enjoyed it, I can tolarate some of it too. As much as this poem makes me seem like a grump, it was fun to write!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Seems you've found a few or two

who agree with you

and wish there was something

more we could do,

as we're set in our ways

we count endless days

when most of this folderol

will get to us all!

This was a great poem full of wit and humor. The best part is it's all true! Loved it. Voted up, interesting and funny.


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weestro 4 years ago from Virginia Author

I like it tillsontitan! Thanks for the votes!


jenubouka 4 years ago

What an awesome poem Weestro! It jived so well, and was ironically very true.


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weestro 4 years ago from Virginia Author

Thanks jenubouka, I think Dr Suess style is the only type of poetry I can write!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

great work weestro...


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weestro 4 years ago from Virginia Author

Thanks raciniwa!


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

Mission accomplished...you invoked a LOL from me. Very clever and true! :)


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JayeWisdom 2 years ago from Deep South, USA

Terrific poem, Pete, and I totally agree with you. "Drivel" is absolutely the right word to describe most of what passes for celebrity "news."

Voted Up++

Jaye

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