Being «on line» is such fun
In terms of «breaking news», we run
To CNN or BBC
To get updated – and it's free!
Research from books is so passé
The printed word has had its day
Rumours flourish, causing doubt
Journalists have their work cut out!
Each one has a different view
What is lies and what is true?
Impressions flood in – we protest
Our shell-shocked brain cells need a rest...
But the 'need to know' does not abate;
We scroll down screens till very late
Losing sleep, we rub our eyes
It's progress, yes – but is it wise?
(c) Poet in the woods 2017