Treasure Island

Martin O'Neill

(20-06-1958 / Solihull, Birmingham, England)

Celebrity Hack


Vitriolic rifts and schisms
Dress them up as witticisms
Underhanded criticisms
Paraded as a pretticism.

"Well, I know that's not a REAL word
Daahling, but this is showbiz! "

Feeding on the gossip hunger,
Revelling as rumour-monger
Make the story linger longer
Rub your hands and count the Wonga

" Money is SUCH a dirty word
Daahling, but this is showbiz! "

Spread the word on Who is Trending
Fragile egos all need mending
Vacuous opinions vending
Soundbites from your contacts sending

'Celebrity Hack is a HATEFUL term
Daahling! But, this IS showbiz! '

Submitted: Thursday, February 16, 2012

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  • Kevin Patrick (8/2/2012 8:35:00 PM)

    The glories of the internet is that its also a garbage dump gossip memes, either way you hit it and pack it in with a punch (Report) Reply

  • Danny Draper (3/25/2012 7:35:00 AM)

    This is great. You watch some tv shows and you cringe and cannot hide. Nailed it here. (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (3/19/2012 7:33:00 PM)

    Excellent poem- first stanza especially! Humour used as a weapon is the nastiest kind, because the victim just has to grin and bear it. It must be difficult, though, to have a job where your ethics are continually tested. (Report) Reply

  • Patti Masterman (2/17/2012 3:27:00 PM)

    Ha, I often wonder what it would be like to inhabit 'that' world. But I am all too happy to be on the outside of that. You've captured it well, in more than one aspect. (Report) Reply

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