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:
© 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 Amazon.co.uk)