Mac-attack and A News Report is Really Awful Poetry


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A News Report is Really Awful Poetry

The NaPoWriMo theme today
Is one from which to keep away:
From snatches of a news report,
A poem found is what one ought
To try compiling; but from that
Results would be quite pancake-flat. 

For news reporters have no skill,
At poetry; it makes one ill
To see how little each one knows
Of even penning simple prose,
While subjects news reports contain
Are from a drain, a brain to strain. 

Some politicians have been booed;
A pop-star pictured in the nude;
Unfaithful partners, crime and drugs,
And sports results at which one shrugs;
No, really!  I won’t waste the time –
I’ll stick to Really Awful Rhyme.

© Colonialist April 2014 (WordPress)
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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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25 Responses to Mac-attack and A News Report is Really Awful Poetry

  1. Kay says:

    I hate how off-putting news writing can be, especially when so much interesting stuff is going on all the time! So many people don’t stay updated because the news is “boring” or “depressing.” I can’t change the depressing part, but I started writing rhyming news updates to combat the boring part! Here’s this week’s, in case you’re interested in some news at a different pace 🙂 .
    http://kaymetviner.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/newsem-of-the-week-us-and-global-news-that-rhymes-3/

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  2. The news itself is depressing enough, but when it’s so badly read or written, I want to tear out my hair. It would be much more amusing if you could write it up. Why not apply for the job?

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  3. adeeyoyo says:

    The news these days leaves much to be desired. Integrity… honest… are these things outdated/outmoded? I agree you should stick to your poetry Col! Btw, I’ve just completed my first (and probably last) foray into journalism… (shhhhh for now). Probably just a flash in the political pan.

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  4. Cute picture. Pawkiss 🙂

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  5. 1WriteWay says:

    Our local news is very bad at “even penning simple prose.” But your poem is delightful and I love the photo of the ginger kitty 🙂

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  8. I’d rather come here than read the news. 🙂

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  9. jakesprinter says:

    Your are right about news papers my friend 🙂

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  10. The Asian says:

    Love the photo. As for the news, I just get depressed from reading it so I try avoid it nowadays

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  11. Colline says:

    I agree with you about the newspapers – and they never ever find something new and interesting to report on, do they?
    I think I’ll stick to reading Really Awful Rhyme too 🙂

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  12. Amen! Your poem is not very awful at all! I didn’t like ‘got booed’ but that’s just my fad.

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  13. Love the photo! Thanks for the entry 🙂

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  14. bulldog says:

    I remain in awe of your ability to write poems…

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  15. misswhiplash says:

    That was a poem that was very good
    and I read it as I should
    I quite agree with what you say
    they can, t write come what may
    But you would make a good reporter
    cos you know just what you oughta

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