“ALLIGATORS DO NOT WATCH TV; INSTEAD, THEY FEED ON UNSUSPECTING PICNICKERS.” a poem October 1, 2019 [Tuesday]

Before Television, we’d go to have a picnic; we’d go to The Woods,

And commune with Woodland Creatures, and we’d go with our special picnic goods:

A BASKET SOME PLATES NAPKINS AND FOOD,

And sometimes we’d run around The Trees, laughing quite nude.

Before Television, we’d go on an outing to The Lake;

We’d picnic there, watching waterAndOtherPicnickers and sit in the sun & bake,

In our Sunday Best Clothes, with parasols and/or wearing a hat;

BEFORE TELEVISION, THAT’S WHERE WE WERE AT.

Before Television, WE’D GO FOR AN EXPLORATORY RIDE,

Looking for a picnicking area, some place we could hide,

So we could kiss and cuddle and enjoy The Breeze;

Before Television, we’d go outdoors and joyfully sneeze,

Out in the fresh air, in the pollen and in some dust;

BEFORE TELEVISION, WE THOUGHT PICNICKING WAS A MUST,

And that sunshine on our food was a healthful and delightful thing,

And THEN ~ to our homes, televisions did we bring,

Then, also, television games and later cell phone devices,

And we sometimes snacked inside, but really now WE’RE JUST IN CRISIS,

Locked away inside, away from sun and wind,

Our minds and eyes failing us; some people say: WE HAVE SINNED,

By NOT picnicking any more;

We consider food in a basket and carrying it an insurmountable chore,

And we wither and die, from lack of good picnics and cheer,

And SUNshine on our Sunday Clothes. (pause)

IF THIS ALL MAKES YOU SHED A TEAR,

I’m VERY SORRY; I wrote The Whole Story;

However, I NEVER TOLD YOU you HAD to watch TV & all that Gory,

Propaganda and Killing and Torture Porn,

But maybe I wrote THAT all into my story too, but I AM torn,

For I STILL THINK THERE’S SOME GOOD TO TV;

You can ALWAYS: watch a little, then go picnic later. (pause)

DIDN’T YOU EVER HEAR OF MODERATION?

See ya later, Alligator.

fin β™₯

Published by J Jay Samuel Davis

A West Texas Cowboy, seeking "fishers of (wo)men!"

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