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Peel Me Away

Updated on June 27, 2017

Hold my breath, as I turn on the T.V.

Death, political liars, war and tragedy

So the ratings are up in this world of negativity

Focus on a screen full of hatred and lies

Can't change the channel until someone dies

Enjoyment of living through others in disguise

Peel me away, I want to see a new view

Peel me away, I need a change of something new

Peel me away, Depressing stages within you

Peel me away, As I pray for some better view

We seem to act like we do not care

But still looking with that forbidden stare

Maybe hope is present within the thin air

We act as though we are just doing fine

Beginning for another one of those life lines

We look for what cannot be define

Peel me away, Our hope seems to lost its course

Peel me away, I scream with a quite voice

Peel me away, I cannot keep this feeling of remorse

Peel me away, Silence now becomes our voice

Gossip sits heavy on this tired tongue

Worried about where you do not belong

Hanging your head with a noose so long

Now they remember the one they chose not to see

Their family greeted with a wave of suffering

You think you will be justified for this tragedy

Peel me away, I want tragedies ratings to go down

Peel me away, Peace you love when it begins to drown

Peel me away, We need to focus on the Savior now

Peel me away, One day all the pain will drown


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    • Fullerman5000 profile image

      Ryan Fuller 9 months ago from Louisiana, USA

      Thanks for the comment Cooper. I, too gave up live TV.

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      Finn Liam Cooper 9 months ago from Los Angeles

      great observation and succinct and powerful. One of the reasons I gave up television myself.

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      Ryan Fuller 9 months ago from Louisiana, USA

      Thank you Ansari, I am glad you enjoyed this poem. Thank you for the kind words.

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      Dawar 9 months ago from Pakistan

      Great words of wisdom you summarised here.. Well done

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      Ryan Fuller 9 months ago from Louisiana, USA

      Thank you Larry, always nice to see you visit.

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      Larry Rankin 9 months ago from Oklahoma

      Depressing but relatable:-/

      Wonderfully done!

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      Ryan Fuller 9 months ago from Louisiana, USA

      Clive, thank you man. You are right about all those points.

      Tamara, you are right about that. It will all not matter one day.

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      Tamara Moore 9 months ago

      Indeed, one day our sorrows will no longer be remembered, but cast out into the farthest depths of the ocean to never return. Your poem is richly expressive, and speaks volumes in its very noble words.

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      Clive Williams 9 months ago from Jamaica

      Bad news sells, fake news sells, war sells, famine sells. It's the world the elites create. Nice poem, very nice.

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      Ryan Fuller 9 months ago from Louisiana, USA

      Dora, I couldn't agree with you more. Thank you for reading my poem.

      Harish thank you so much for the kind words. We do need more love and peace.

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      Harish Mamgain 9 months ago from New Delhi , India

      Violence, atrocities, exploitation all around and so is apathy. You depicted all that in this beautifully crafted poem and also showed your concern for the suffering humanity.

      You speak the language of love and goodness,and that is what the world needs so badly.

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      Dora Weithers 9 months ago from The Caribbean

      Sad that we have gotten accustomed to watching tragedies. It's expected to happen everyday now. I join you in the plea to peel me away from these gruesome happenings.

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      Ryan Fuller 9 months ago from Louisiana, USA

      Who, sometimes we are all guilty of this. Thank you for the comment.

      Tim thank you so much for the kind words.

      Naveen, you nailed it. One of my favorite Tool songs and so true

      Mana, always good to see you brother. I agree with you. The media thrives on this type of broadcasting

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      manatita44 9 months ago from london

      A passionate piece and truly well written.

      You touch on the problem when you speak of those who don't seem to care. A constant bombardment gives many a cold or callous heart and a life of complacency or indifference. We forget that we have a Heart. So easily done.

      Again, you indicate that the news is popular. I always say that no one man can do this. It is the collective ideas of society and loosely speaking, we get what we deserve. Love remains the most potent force, of course, but to many it seems a long-tern fix and is generally late in the queue. Alas! is a world problem right now.

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      Naveen Akshar 9 months ago from Chennai, India

      Brilliant, halfway through I was reminded of Tool's 'Vicarious' and wondered if it served as some inspiration to this...

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      Tim Mitchell 9 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Well done expressing what has become a barrage of current news everyday.

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      whonunuwho 9 months ago from United States

      You have expressed what so many of us feel and want to change about our society. Well done my friend. Many blessings. whonu