Spread the Fear

2 Sep

Spread the Fear

The radio turns on to wake you
For the next work day
The first thing that you hear is how
The world is in dismay

People being run over
By cars that fled the scene
Another child missing and
Another murdered teen

A cop shot down by bad guys while
Making an arrest
Right between the eyes and then
A couple in the chest

Earthquakes tearing buildings down
And storms that loom ahead
The more you tune in to the grief
The more the fear is spread

It slowly crawls off of the page,
TV, or radio
And creeps into your mind where it
Will never cease to grow

Countries warring with each other
“What if it spreads here?”
Economy is crashing, “I’ll lose
All things I hold dear!”

And more you fear, the more you’ll tune
Back into the fear vendors
Hoping that someone will rise
To become our defenders

Surprise, surprise, there’s just more fear
There’s just more ache and dread
Just more reasons to stay home
And not get out of bed

At some point you have to admit
That what they’re dolling out
Is no different than a drug
That you snort up your snout

Tuning in to hear the constant
Destruction and death
Makes you just like a junkie
Who’s addicted to meth

You’ve snorted, shot up and smoked it
So long that now you’re hooked
“A car crash on the 401?
Ah, now I’m feeling cooked”

“I’ve gotta see the news tonight!
Some kid got knifed at school!”
And when that story’s done, you’ll wait
For the next piece that’s cruel

I turned my news off long ago
When it was clear to me
That every venue in the news
Reported “balance free”

They focused more on fear and dread
And less on things with hope
Their business is in dealing their
Despair inducing dope

I know this for a fact because
I put them to the test
Recently when I embarked
An altruistic quest

I set out to raise funds and hope
For cancer patients who
Are battling a bigger fear
Than news could ever brew

Some local papers said to me
“We’ll think about it some”
Guess they needed time to try
To spin it as more glum

And others, no response at all
Not interested in hope
More concerned with spreading fear
Than helping patients cope

Same goes for the TV stations
All except for one
Not enamoured with the tale
Since there’s no smoking gun

Point proven both to myself
And hopefully to you
About the kind of message that
The newsman likes to spew

You won’t find hope or strength or faith
When you go turn that dial
All they want to dispense is
All of their fearful bile

Stop the spread and tune out from
The news that does no good
The stories that discourage you
From seeing things that could

Set your mind at ease and rouse
Your passion and your nerve
To realize the greatest purpose
In life is to serve

The fear wants you to stay inside
And keep serving their needs
Listening to their commercials
Bringing them proceeds

The fear will keep you in your house
Curled up in a scared ball
Only when you turn it off
Can you start walking tall

                                      Miro

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9 Responses to “Spread the Fear”

  1. April September 2, 2011 at 9:48 am #

    Brilliant!

  2. Sunshine September 2, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    Very well done I will repost on my facebook page

  3. ♡♥♡☮ ThaaNie BiebeR ☮♡♥♡ September 5, 2011 at 6:39 am #

    I Love This One! 😀

  4. Yoly September 9, 2011 at 11:48 am #

    Great brother Miro! You do such a great job! Much love..

    • Warrior Poet Wisdom September 9, 2011 at 12:46 pm #

      Thanks for reading, sister Yoly! Glad you enjoyed it. 🙂
      Peace & grace,
      Miro

  5. Sue Dreamwalker September 26, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    I so try not to watch the news,, I am getting at last my hubby to see my point and he felt much better when not getting caught up in the drama of news headlines.. We dont buy news papers any more not for years.. ..
    I commend you in your fundraising for good causes..
    The problem is there are so many who buy into the Fear, which is its intent.. I wish more could see the power they hold with their own intentions of thought and understand we can spread so much light by embracing the positive…
    A wonderful Post Miro, your grasp on life shows you are indeed a True Warrior through and through and its a pleasure to have met you..
    Wishing you ~Peace
    ~Sue

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