Death by Screen

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Passive gaze
eyes raised
stare blankly ahead 
as if in a haze
sucked in
sucked out
body rigid
stiff
are you alive?
Get up! 
Move!
Live, breathe-
why would you give your best moments to nothingness?
clock ticking
hours passing
sucked in
sucked out
What are you waiting for?
Life 
passes
right 
by…
time on the fly
idolatry like disease
rots the body and brain
slowly
dots and waves
penetrate
soul numbing satisfaction.
But, I will not bow before you-
you will not suck me in
suck out my life
All the world is not a stage
or
reality TV…
after all,
I have but 
One Life To Live.
😉 
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Dawn Paoletta is a life enthusiast who loves to juggle words, chug coffee, and journal excessively. You can find her gathering stones on the beach most mornings. She enjoys hanging out with her hubby, daughter and family pets in Narragansett, RI and shares her passion, poetry and prose @Enthusiastically, Dawn.

22 thoughts on “Death by Screen

  1. ah true that….tv can steal us hours and hours of our time… i'm not a big tv watcher – always find some more interesting things to do but the computer can be a time thief as well..oy

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  2. ha. so true….need to get up get out and live life a bit…instead of following that of a fictional character wish ing ours was a bit more exciting…ha….

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  3. Sold the TV 3 years ago and have enjoyed every moment without it! — funny last line, too! ~peace, Jason

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  4. This has a lot of truth to it…. It is about the TV screen, I know, but I also think it could apply to the computer screen as well. We all need to move away…….for a while.

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  5. Hi Dawn! It takes a lot for some people to push back from the video games and TV. It can be a real addiction, as you alluded to…you provide a good wake-up call to us all, and like Mary said, even the computer screen.Happy Tuesday!Ceil

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  6. Claudia, yes it can…the computer is the screen I have to be careful with…named this Death by TV first, but realized I was throwing stones from my own glass house, lol!

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  7. I watch 2 hours a week of tv, and 2 only. The Long Island Medium and Breaking Amish, tho I missed both this Sunday, boohoo. Not too badly sucked in. 🙂 But I used to be. Watched General Hospital with out fail. :)Give me Theresa Caputo or give me nothing on tv!!

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