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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22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. HisFireFly
    Jul 23, 2013 @ 19:04:07

    yes, this! breathe in life and live!

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  2. Susan Daniels
    Jul 23, 2013 @ 19:12:28

    Yes, breathe.

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  3. Claudia
    Jul 23, 2013 @ 19:46:06

    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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  4. Brian Miller
    Jul 23, 2013 @ 19:59:48

    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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  5. Anonymous
    Jul 23, 2013 @ 20:00:38

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

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  6. Ashley Ditto
    Jul 23, 2013 @ 20:03:57

    Amen, totally agree!

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  7. Mary
    Jul 23, 2013 @ 20:46:52

    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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  8. Ceil
    Jul 23, 2013 @ 22:23:53

    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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  9. Grace
    Jul 24, 2013 @ 00:22:30

    Love the message ~ Get up and live ~ Also love the sounds of waves in the background ~

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  10. Dawn Paoletta
    Jul 24, 2013 @ 00:39:20

    I actually initially named it Death by TV but changes it so that it would include ALL screens…including my personal nemesis, the computer screen.

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  11. Dawn Paoletta
    Jul 24, 2013 @ 00:40:30

    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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  12. Dawn Paoletta
    Jul 24, 2013 @ 00:46:59

    Agree, Ceil!

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  13. Jannie Funster
    Jul 24, 2013 @ 01:02:07

    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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  14. Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger
    Jul 24, 2013 @ 01:33:47

    Breathe! Loved this!

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  15. Mystic_Mom
    Jul 24, 2013 @ 02:01:09

    Love this! So very very good…what a blessing!

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  16. Stan Ski
    Jul 24, 2013 @ 08:40:38

    So true…!

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  17. Gemma Wiseman
    Jul 24, 2013 @ 11:18:01

    Screening an alternate life can erase appreciation of the breathing life waiting to be lived.

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  18. quietspirit
    Jul 24, 2013 @ 14:28:27

    Good thoughts. We all need to be mindful of how much time we spend in front of a tube.

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  19. Kate Mia
    Jul 24, 2013 @ 18:47:30

    True Will Love ISBlessings to you!

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  20. flaubert
    Jul 24, 2013 @ 23:59:36

    I am not a tv person, so this resonated with me, Dawn. Thank you.Pamela

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  21. Denise
    Jul 25, 2013 @ 09:54:26

    Awesome writing, write on my friend.

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  22. Anonymous
    Jul 26, 2013 @ 17:31:35

    a solid declaration of independence!

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