So fortunate we are
To have the news at our fingertips
At every moment.
Each event in the world
Is broadcast in seconds,
The good and the bad,
But mostly the bad.
The decline of newspapers
Reminds us of adults
Eschewing papers for the internet
As well as their kids.
Whose fault is it that we’ll never know a Sunday Paper
Or scan the classifieds for our first job?
Massacres on the news
Should remind people
To tell their loved ones how much they’re loved at night,
It’s “The world’s going to shit”
And an agreeing grunt.
Social media has news too,
Of a different sort.
Prayers for those
Involved in a recent shooting
Next to “fireman Saves Cat”
And “Kim K’s New Look.”
People start to ignore news updates,
Check sites once a day or less,
Because they don’t want to know.
People read the bad,
But they don’t want to know, truly.
So we end with so much bad news
That positive news is in its own folder.