this searing boxed energy

is sapping my strength

I try not to see

the inanity’s length

that goes on past borders

of my mind’s eye

(and my actual eye)…


hazed by condition

we call common cold

the tv’s alive now

I’ve never felt bold

enough just to shoot it

it’s offensively loud-

er than my thoughts

and when did this crowd

get the green light it needed

to make such a show

has anyone watched it

or heard someone mow

a much nicer tune

than the musical theme

it’s the basic equivalent

of hearing green screen

being scratched by a chalkboard

when killing some glass

you should fire that brainkill

I refuse to use ___

just to make this line rhyme

and I also love donkeys

a much better name

humility caped

by a loveable frame

and I don’t want this black thing

plugged into the web

they warned others hear you

if you’re close to the…. thing

that doesn’t rhyme with web.



Sometimes it’s best
to back away from the microphone…


40 thoughts on “

    1. saynotoclowns says:

      Hey Dennis! Thank you so much. Things aren’t too bad. Trying to break some bad habits. And just a stupid cold. The worst invention ever. But i have learned to have fun with it, i mean you can do and say things you might not normally. *cough* speaking of, must go. Good night. Hope you’re well too xo

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    1. saynotoclowns says:

      So it was you! I thought I heard something to that affect, but it was a little baffling because no one was wearing a bow tie…
      haha your second comment could be taken different ways. and yes, Facebook keeps confirming the utter scariness of this with its precise marketing…
      considering how insanely annoying a couple of these shows were that came on, I’m going to try not to analyse it too deeply lol.
      But Sony did confess a few years ago, that if you don’t want to be heard by third parties, you shouldn’t speak too closely to their voice activated smart tvs. haha now I can imagine you doing that as you read one of your interesting stories πŸ™‚

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      1. Ward Clever says:

        I’ve come to listen for America. lol I should read something aloud and put that up. I wonder which one to do?
        But yes, precise shows are a thing, probably. As long as they make money, doesn’t matter if 10 people watch.

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          1. Ward Clever says:

            Maybe I should ask people in a post. Hmmmmmm
            And I’ve thought about posting something that says the next five people who ask me to, I’ll write a blog in a style that imitates them.


  1. Steve Simpson says:

    A lot of fun, Vanessa, I think ‘farce’ is okay. πŸ™‚ You’ve touched on topics in the poem and comments dear to my blood pump–no privacy (a while back gmail started suggesting replies to my emails, I hope it’s not just me 😜 ) and appealing to the lowest common denominator (media and politicians). What’s stuck in my mind is a comment from a friend years ago when we were discussing where to put a tv. His suggestion–anywhere, as long it faces the wall.

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    1. saynotoclowns says:

      No it isn’t just you, I mean, the “coincidences” between these different apps…ugh. Gmail stuff freaks me out actually…I find myself laughing hysterically more and more…
      thanks for reading, I always appreciate your feedback!

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