No News Is Good News

     My gypsy-like muse has returned, at least for a visit, it would appear. Three poems in two days is a good sign.

     The following poem is a look at news-worthy events, some current, some not so much. Some are generic and some are very real and recognizable. However, what this represents is my view of; “Your Nightly News” or the “News at Noon” or maybe even, “The Eye-opener News”… Whatever the time of day, the so-called public-service programming, is what we are reliant upon for information about what is happening “at home and around the world” and as you will see, I’m not a big fan of today’s “it’s showtime” version, of what should be information processing and distribution and not a Broadway production, complete with hair, make-up and stand-ins.. Just report what is happening and let us draw our own conclusions… PLEASE!

     Please have a great weekend and  take care of yourselves and don’t make the news…. Unless of course,  you hit the Lottery..

    Good luck,


You can trust us..

You can trust us..


No News Is Good News

 Teens killing teens

and car crash scenes

and planes that plunge

from the sky!


Muggers and thieves

a widow who grieves

for her soldier,

the latest to die!


Children abusers

face their accusers

while the families of both

watch and cry!


Stock Market crashes

homes left in ashes

by detectors

that made nary a sigh!


The Middle East going crazy

our workforce is lazy.

And is he a traitor

or spy?


S.W.A.T. Teams are raiding

there’s insider trading

and Congress wants more

of our pie!


Embassy burnings

dead heroes returning

 and they expect us to swallow

the lie!


Yes, such is the news

as reported by crews

on the ground,

or in choppers on high.


But, then there at the end

a few seconds they’ll spend

to wish us

a cheerful goodbye!


And all of the blood and the gore

that they showed us before

is replaced by a gleam

in their eye!


Jack Downing

July 2013

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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2 Responses to No News Is Good News

  1. Mary says:

    Once again, I miss You Jack but I enjoy your musings always.

    • Well thank you Mary for your quarterly update… lol. You don’t know how much we miss you though. Barry is turning poor Tom into his “Mini-Me” leaving Billy, at least for the time being, as the voice of reason, but Mighty Mouth always seems to have the final say.. How are you doing? Are you still enjoying your stay at the “Asylum”? We are still hanging on, out here at NWB, with no further word on closing. The plant manager (B.K.) has a fetish about clock hits and the like, I’m told that all he does all day is go over people’s hits… That usually means they have no idea about the mail or managing a facility, just the petty stuff, and that usually ties into their bonus’ greedy bastards that they are.. Anyway, I hope that you had a great fourth of July and that everything else is your life is A-one.. Expecting your next missive around the first of October (ie. thenew quarter) Stay safe!

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