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Don't Listen to the News

Updated on December 5, 2016
Watch out when they turn the screws...
Watch out when they turn the screws...

Don't listen to the news, it always cries the Blues,

Or at least don't pay those guys any attention.

You're hearing just a few, try to tell you what to do,

All are hoping that you have woe's retention.

In this old pond there is truth and just plain lies,

Know that there's quite a difference, my friends.

Live this great life, happy, freed from the strife,

With the new's absence, when happiness begins.

with the news, all happiness soon ends...
with the news, all happiness soon ends...

This pond is full of wild critters, all different colors,

Each one is not quite so different from the others.

Every one is so swell, don't buy what some sell,

We're just family, and are all sisters and brothers.

Any night on the news, just pick one, just choose,

They try to divide us with anger, all the bad scenes.

Attempting to mislead us, not respecting our trust,

There's much more to each story, than it seems.

Have better luck in dreams...
Have better luck in dreams...

There's always just a few, maybe one or two,

Bad taters when they're dropped in the stew,

But at supper, when done, found by not one,

No matter how good it tastes or asked by who.

All the frogs and the fish, enjoy every dish,

Just like the birds, turtles, and all the rest,

Turn off the news, they'll only try to confuse,

Convince us tall tales told, are just in jest.

without the news, life at its best!
without the news, life at its best!

If you listen to the news, just try not to confuse, facts from fiction,

Commentators explain, to our disdain, may just be a prediction.

Frogs like to croak, tell a funny joke, then take life less seriously,

Life is short we know, now time to show, we all can live fearlessly.

Make your own news, then by taking choices that you do choose,

We don't need others to make them for us; what have we to lose?

Always stay aware, just to show that we care, messages we send,

Brothers, sisters, at heart, each is a vital part, all do comprehend.


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    • whonunuwho profile image

      whonunuwho 14 months ago from United States

      I can't blame you at all my friend. Blessings. whonu

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      Shauna L Bowling 14 months ago from Central Florida

      I don't watch the news. Whatever makes the radio between songs is about all I can stand.

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      whonunuwho 14 months ago from United States

      I'm with you Eric. We should never put all of our marbles in the ring on each news cast. They seem to have their own agenda quite often and it ain't very pretty. Blessings. whonu

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      Eric Dierker 14 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I seriously cannot remember the last time I watched the news. Tiny snippets on the radio and a fast check on news websites is all I can handle.

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      whonunuwho 14 months ago from United States

      When the news comes on I listen to the first few seconds and then turn to something factual and believable. Thanks for the review and blessings my friend. whonu

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 14 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Loved this. I avoid the news at all costs because it usually has something to upset me. I let my hubby watch the news on this laptop and then if there is anything I have to know he tells me. I like that idea about making my own news.