You’re uncertain why 
you return

Every day you watch, it comes

damn doom

Snaking along invisible

poisoning the home

It clutches you by the jaw

open wide

dripping darkness into minds

settle in, shut down inner light

Thoughts bubbling with despair,

watching too much TV

then feel strange wondering if you’re crazy

for questioning 'reality'

Ah, everyone has a dilemma your taxes never fix

until you recognize the game is rigged

there’s no coming back from this…

Okay, just wait for the next smooth operator savior

All that power behind podiums

talking, important papers,
official seals, doublespeak

It’s election season, remember?

Weapons, race, life, Christ

"Are you offended yet?

Yes? Great, vote for me!"

Ugh! It’s dripping on me

Damn doom

It settles inside on a mission to distort minds

producing shadows where there once was sun

establishing uncertainty where I once was strong

I must let go, sever the power

I’m going to live my life

With a peaceful, 
quiet mind

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  1. Bogdan Dragos

    ( ° ͜ʖ͡°) Goodness, this is so accurate!

    I wish I could make my grandma read this poem :)) She watches the news (almost) 24/7…

    Fantastic write, Kirsten!

    1. Kirsten

      Haha your grandma and my dad have the same issue. It’s like being under a spell.

      Thank you so much, Bogdan! 💕🌻 I’m so happy you enjoyed it.

  2. Pooja G

    I always love it when you post poetry. This is much too accurate. We live in a world where media can often control people and it drives some to extremes.

    1. Kirsten

      Thank you so much! 😍
      I know right? It’s surreal!

      1. Pooja G

        You’re welcome!

  3. Patrick Cole

    Love your solution, Kirsten. I too want to “live my life with a peaceful, quiet mind.” _/\_

    1. Kirsten

      Indeed. It’s the best way!
      Thank you for reading, Patrick! 🤗

  4. Jeff Flesch

    An amazing write, Kirsten. 💞 I know doom as a concept and practice well. Thank goodness not anymore.

    1. Kirsten

      That’s great to hear! It can be very damaging.
      Thank you so much for reading and your kind words, Jeff. 🥰💕

      1. Jeff Flesch

        Indeed, it can be very damaging. You’re most welcome, Kirsten. Always. 💞🥰

      2. Kirsten



    This is why I do not watch news or even TV!
    I prefer reading newspaper.
    You write so beautifully my friend. I’m a admirer of your work. It’s fun, it’s intriguing, it’s unexpected, it’s dazzling.

    1. Kirsten

      Ahh, I used to love reading the newspaper. I don’t see them around very much out here now.
      Thank you so much my friend! I appreciate your kindness. 💕


        You don’t get newspaper at home or they do not publish newspaper??

      2. Kirsten

        They do, I would have to pay for a subscription to get the newspaper sent to the house and it’s way too much. Probably cheaper just to pick it up in the grocery store, but then there’s the cost of gas… I could walk to the store but then, it’s like 115 degrees outside… Muhaha


        You read e-newspaper.
        That’s always an option.
        We get 2 newspapers in 2 languages.
        Right now you need to sleep 😛

      4. Kirsten

        Haha, I know right? I’ll go in a little while. 🙂 Best wishes to you, have a peaceful day!

  6. Dawn Pisturino

    This is a wonderful poem, Kirsten! Very well written.

    1. Kirsten

      Thank you for reading and your kind words, Dawn! 🥰

  7. Bridgette

    What a powerful poem.

    1. Kirsten

      Thank you for reading, Bridgette! 🙂

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