Wednesday, 29 May 2013

The Summer TV Schedule

There is a tendency by TV programmers
to show lots of repeats during summer.
Old films like ‘Gone with the Wind’,
comedies with the comic Lucille Ball,
films both of the first global conflict
- a war that was to end all wars -
and the second that very soon followed.
Documentaries of past achievement
and old newsreels are being provided
for the viewers’ interest and amusement.
A great emphasis is placed on the past.
At the moment they’re showing a report
which tells us of car bombs explosions,
in Baghdad, that killed 45 pilgrims
and a further 27 people in Shia areas.
I have seen several like this over the years
but I know that they can’t be fresh news;
they must be prior to May 1st 2003
when George W Bush assured us: 
“Mission accomplished.”

© Luigi Pagano

Luigi Pagano is a contributor to Poetry24 and other websites. He has published three poetry collections the latest of which is Poetry On Tap (Available at