Now the headlines…

How do you like your truth?
Gently spoken on breakfast TV
By a man and a woman who sit comfortably
Saying riots, and murder, when will it end?
As they struggle to act as if they are good friends.

How do you like your truth?
Bite-sized in sound bites cut easy to chew,                                                                          With a talking head saying the victim’s like you
And when you’ve digested the horrors you’ve seen
You find good, you find evil and no in-between.

How do you like your truth?
Fantastic, sensational, printed in bold,
Today it’s exclusive, tomorrow it’s old,
All on the surface with nothing too deep
With a story about animals to help you to sleep.

How do you like your youth?
From perfect families with parents that care
Or in perfect families but still in despair.
Ten out of ten parents say they’d not choose
To have bad kids like those in the news.
~ Benjamin Zephaniah, Teacher’s Dead

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