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Glass is packed full of dire woe each night where I am, Pat.

Bill


> On 14 Jan 2015, at 7:49 pm, Patrick McManus <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> Hi Bill sounds like a dose of the half empty glass as opposed to the half
> full (or something like that cheers P
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Poetryetc: poetry and poetics [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
> Behalf Of Bill Wootton
> Sent: 13 January 2015 21:09
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: The News is Bad
> 
> The News is Bad
> 
> Search the world.
> Every night.
> Bad news unfurled
> Every night.
> 
> Search and report 
> Death every night.
> Don't forget the taste of fear.
> Bad news.
> 
> Accidents trump massacres
> Terror beats common war
> White thumps black
> Every night.
> 
> Get it out there. 
> Bushfire, flood,
> Earthquake. Shots
> of faces, rattled. 
> 
> Which stocks dived,
> Every night.
> How can we survive
> all this Bad News?
> 
> But wait, here's happy.
> Beaming sportsman,
> in-zoo birth. Is this all 
> that's good on Earth?
> 
> bw
>