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The News Only Shows Catastrophes

The News Only Shows Catastrophes

Imagine a world
where the news only showed
the greatest and happiest things
Well, that's not our world
But that's not a world
I'd ever want to live in

Imagine a world
where a twelve year old girl
getting raped wasn't news to you
Imagine a world
where that twelve year old girl's
what we're all accustomed to

Imagine a place
where a smiling face
made the six and ten o'clock news
A face unfamiliar
used as a filler
among channels we used to peruse

Just give me the news
where it's newsly to see
something awfully horrid and sad
Because the world is so full
of wonderful things,
it's news to see some of the bad.