The Revolution will not be Televised

The revolution will not be televised

You won’t see it with your pair of eyes

Its dimensions are greater than your flat screen size

Getting you fat by selling you pies

Getting you stupid by selling you lies

Drowning in alpha state and failing to rise

Conjuring which you haven’t even realized

Thought process f___ up and subliminalized

Cut off from humanity, you no longer hear the cries

While the common man suffers and tries

Reality TV; just stupidity popularized

Reality TV: fake TV just summarized


TV has no reality

Even worse than Bestiality

Fairy Tale that Disney brings to commonality

Sexualizing the fairy’s tale with perverted-sexuality

Disrupting the children’s cognitive ability

Adults also become kids to the television’s luminosity

Leaving no one to provide stability

The black box has become the household’s main functionality

A far distance from reality


The revolution won’t be televised

You won’t see it on your television

Sitting on your couch, you will never see the vision

For the television has no vision

The TV will lead you to the wrong decision

Because broadcasters have plotted with great precision

You need to step back and do some revision

Do not get stuck in the mode of indecision


Think outside of the box

Never depend on the fox

Instead trample it like an ox

Go ahead and sell your television stocks


They will try magic spells like ABC

Or even NBC

But through the deception we will always see

They cast spells with their wand made from the wood of the “HOLLOW” tree

Can’t you fathom that sorcery is their key

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© 2014 Marvin Parke

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Kathleen Odenthal 2 years ago from Bayonne, New Jersey

Fantastic hub! Love Gil Scott Heron!


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rasta1 2 years ago from Jamaica Author

Thanks Kathleen. Mr. Heron helped influence this poem


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

I was nodding and whispering "right on" throughout the entirety of this powerful poem.


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rasta1 2 years ago from Jamaica Author

Ha ha Billy. I knew you would have loved this one.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london

Scary but true. Painted excellently well.


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Lots of thought here


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rasta1 2 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect DDE. I have a lot on my mind about this illusion called television.


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rasta1 2 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Manatita44. Very scary indeed. The problem is that most people can't see it.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london

Indeed! Part of life's many trials. Let us pray. Loving thoughts.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Very good poem, and what you say is so true. The silent revolution. Voted up.


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Seafarer Mama 2 years ago from New England

Great poem, Rasta man....keep it up. So true. I try to keep away from television, and even the computer...and encourage my daughter to read and play outside. She's pretty good about limiting her own use of her Kindle.


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rasta1 2 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Jodah. I am a fan of your poems too


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rasta1 2 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Seafarer Mama. In my apartment there is no TV. Those who visit me are forced to socialized with me, lol.


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Seafarer Mama 2 years ago from New England

Yes, there's so much to learn from facing each other and getting to know each other....so much to do together. Peace! ~:0)


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Just loved this! Amen!


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DealForALiving 2 years ago from Earth

Really great poem that has such impact from the start.


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rasta1 2 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Audrey. Thanks for passing by.


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rasta1 2 years ago from Jamaica Author

Thanks deal for living. I am glad you felt the emotions.


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Damanee Bailey 2 years ago from Jamaica

Rasta lives, Jah rule all the time. Keep positive my friend.


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rasta1 2 years ago from Jamaica Author

respect Bailey. Thanks for the positive energy. Rasta lives.

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