Bad news travels down the Net
At such a speed that we forget
That only a few years ago
Newspapers rivalled radio!
At any time of day or night
Tragedies are bound to strike
Be they landslides, floods or crashes
The internet informs the masses.
Tsunamis, forest fires or storms
An earthquake or a mudslide forms
Bringing destruction in its wake
How much horror can we take?
And man’s worst enemy is man
So wars endure – think Vietnam,
Or World War II or the Crusades
The Inquisition, Viking raids.
How slowly then the news came through
And when it did, it wasn't new
We had more time then to take stock
But now we live in constant shock!
(c) Poet in the woods 2013