Sylvia Chidi

(Germany)

Little black box called Television!


I watch it
Morning, day and night
The plasma screens are quite a sight
Soap Operas, Reality Shows, Movies
I watch anything there is to see
But the little black box called Television
Gets on my nerves

Images of other people’s life it serves
As a daily dish to my vision
Even my own ideas about fashion
Are ruthlessly destroyed in its mission
To impose on me of how to live

But I love Television
I am addicted to Television
Like glue is to paper
Or love making is to a beginner
I am its concubine with my permission
Please at me, don't point a finger

When I am lonely
It is easier to pretend
The images presented by TV
Are my friends

When I am horny
Without sounding funny
I can make love in my bed
After breakfast in bed
To anyone from the TVs images
Now endorsed into my head

That little black box
Sucks, it really sucks
It is just a vicious circle
Bed, Work, Television and Bed
Bed, Work, Television and Bed
Bed, Work, Television and Bed

Copyright 2006 - Sylvia Chidi

Submitted: Saturday, February 04, 2006
Edited: Saturday, February 04, 2006

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  • Todd Delfs (3/8/2010 7:51:00 PM)

    I am creating a short story about television and would like to you usee your poem as a center piece for it if that is okay with the writer? If i could get your email i would like to discuss it further.

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  • Jimmy Wrangler (5/9/2007 4:27:00 PM)

    Sylvia; You rock. I have broken the spell the idiot box had on me.I would encourage everyone to. (Report) Reply

  • Gina Onyemaechi (2/4/2006 9:16:00 AM)

    Don't knock, telly, Sylvia. Being addicted to TV isn't as bad as...not even having a TV at all! ! ! (It's the bleeding licence thing - I won't sign up to it! Let the BBC just use commercial funding like everyone else! ! !) . Kind regards, Gina. (Report) Reply

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