8.24.2014

She Referenced "The News From Up North"

This
new
onslaught?
We are all
simply unprepared.
So we bury our burdened heads
in quicksand of our own making,
   avoid the news hour.
But terror plays out in our dreams,
minute by minute,
offering
nothing;
   no
peace.

Upbeat weekend fibonacci for Margaret in the Garden.

20 comments:

  1. ... avoid the news hour..
    Self-preservation takes many forms, and preservation of self is tantamount, if one is not to give in to pessimism and melancholy.

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    1. Just read your comment on my "news from the north" poem - not sure if it is the one you have referenced but north or south, the news is never good. We have our fair share of injustices and deaths too.

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  2. Alas, it's the only way to remain sane to avoid listening to the news...

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  3. I try to limit my news watching, but facebook just keeps feeding my wall it.

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  4. I think 'upbeat', Marian, with reservations. Yes, I too skip O'Reiley for "Dancing with the Stars."
    You did well with the form, it was fun reading. I too did an upbeat weekend Fibonacci of sorts. It was fun writing.
    ..

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    1. "upbeat" = sarcasm. not upbeat at all. defeat, maybe.
      i love the fibonacci! watch out Jim, it's easy to obsess with this form. :)

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  5. I stay away from hard news of reality if I can help it ~ Good work with the fib poem Marian ~

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  6. Yes, our heads are way too burdened. I can no longer tune into the news hour...the focus is on too much negativity when I know for certain there is still good happening out there. Good job with the form...I need to give this one a try.

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  7. This is my favorite part:
    "we bury our burdened heads
    in quicksand of our own making"

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  8. Nice snapshot of the new "data flow" ...sometimes an overload that needs to reboot :-)
    ZQ

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  9. I feel sort of an obligation to keep somewhat track even though it is so terribly depressing. This works the form so well. Thanks, Marian. k.

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  10. we can't avoid for long...sigh....anguish is palpable here...

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  11. thanks, pals. keep your chins up. xo

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  12. I hear you! I feel obligated to "catch' the daily latest - but try to keep it limited to 30 minutes - tv or car radio. An overload of 24/7 is not healthy!

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