Poem 1

The News - David Harmerpoem

I don't like news
that explodes
leaves refugees
crying, homeless

that orders tanks
into cities
blasting down
schools and houses.

News that blows up
news that kills
and fills deep graves

I don't like news
that screams abuse
kicks the legs
from under wingers.

taps their ankles
argues back
news that won't learn
how to lose.

I like news
that just been born
news that puts
food in stomachs.

news that rescues
news that cures
that celebrates
its hundredth birthday

news that will make today
happier than the day before.