Breaking…

by angryhippie

Breaking with the footage…
People screaming, people crying.
Tragic scenes of devastation
Tragic scenes of people dying.
This just in…

There’s panic in the streets
The reaper’s loosed from his cage.
While in our houses we sit watching
For all the world’s a stage.
The siren’s ringing in our ears
The fallout’s waiting to run free
The world outside our window crashes
And we view it all through our t.v..
It gets easier with distance,
Far from the chaos’ reach.
The abstract softens the impact,
At least that is what they preach…

Breaking with the footage…
People screaming, people crying.
Tragic scenes of devastation
Tragic scenes of people dying.
This just in…

There’s panic in the air
The reaper’s loosed upon the streets.
While the rest of us in the audience
Sit there glued to our seats.
The siren’s ringing in our ears
Mixing with other tragic sounds,
The world is burning up with rage
And we just turn the volume down.
It gets easier with distance,
The need holds the pain at bay.
The obligation dulls the senses,
Just one more useless thing they say…

Breaking with the footage…
People screaming, people crying.
Tragic scenes of devastation
Tragic scenes of people dying.
This just in…

So aptly titled it fills the airwaves,
You really need no other clues.
This just in…I have been broken,
By all of this breaking news!

(3/13/11)