Prolix Verbiage – Modified Kyoka – October 1, 2015

Tanka tweet

prolix verbiage
blah blah blahs in emptiness
flowered rhetoric
the talking heads talk and talk
as the nation sleeps – bored

watch TV debates
eating stale crisps and nachos
explosive boredom
blah blah blahs in emptiness
as the nation sleeps – bored

10 o’clock news
same news with new hype and spin
breathless comments
blah blah blahs in emptiness
as the nation sleeps – bored

social networks thrive
half-baked intellectuals
tweeting and buzzing
blah blah blahs in emptiness
as the nation sleeps – bored

prolix verbiage
words thrown across the waves
passing the time
blah blah blahs in emptiness
as the nation sleeps – bored

© G.s.k. ‘15

[I’m really tempted to call these haiga with tanka … tanga.]

This poem was inspired by a comment by Jules from Jules Longer Strands of Gems

The News – dVerse Sketchbook

Monitor

Monitor

Sketchbook Poetry

The News

Tiddle taddle tell me the news
The gossip of a whole big world
All that there stuff I need to know
Like if Bieber will stay or go.

Stupid stuff fills up the program
Things that are there just as fillers
Even though the important things
Seems like propaganda to me

Shilly shally shallow people
Sit my ears on end they do
As the news goes on its way
Telling the world about another day

Tiddle Taddle TV news
You’ll burn inside a Babtist’s hell
You’re just gossips, tongue waggers
Your backbiting’s full of flame.

And if I should turn the TV off
And not pollute my mind today
What would happen then to me
Uninformed and maybe really free?

@)—>—>—

“So for today, I want us to write “Sketchbook poetry” – poetry that captures a scene – poetry that is immediate and in the moment – jot down what you see – maybe even go for a walk and write outside – go into heavy details with what catches your attention, cut other things out”
dVerse – Poet’s Pub