LITANY FOR TELEVISION

   

THE LITANIES OF TELEVISION

(with apologies to Baudelaire)

 

 

Let us pray..

Oh Thou who came to fill the gaps

Of every conversational lapse,

O Television! Have Pity Upon Us

In our Deep Distress.

 

Yes Thou who makes seem far away

The closer creeping Judgement Day,

O Television! Have Pity Upon Us

In Our Deep Distress.

 

Thy High-Definition, Omniscient Stare

Surpasses the pleasure of Being There,

O Television! Have Pity Upon Us

In Our Deep Distress.

 

All Devourer and Disgorger of the Arts!

Whose sum is always

less than its’ parts,

O Television! Have Pity Upon Us

In our Deep Distress.

 

Insomniacs Companion, Invalids Friend,

Educator and Guardian of Neglected Children,

O Television! Have pity Upon Us

In Our Deep Distress!

 

Thy ceaseless, cheerful chatter drowns,

The Silence which drags the Dying down.

O Television! Have Pity Upon Us

In our Deep Distress.

 

A friend, Like Satan, you faithfully attend

Each fallen celebrities funeral end.

O Television! Have Pity Upon Us

In our Deep Distress.

 

Patriots Parrot, Advertisers Shill,

Promoter of snake oil, tablets and pills,

O Television! Have Pity Upon Us

In Our Deep Distress

 

Ultimate Arbiter of Fashion and Taste,

Judge Judy and Executioner

in every court case,

O Television! Have Pity Upon us

In our Deep Distress.

 

And thou shalt crush the Infidel yet!

The Cursed Heretic Internet!

O Television! Have Pity Upon Us

In Our Deep Distress!

 

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Greetings NIMBIN!

 

Theres no book review this week kiddies as the Good Reverend is preparing

for his jaunt to Nimbin next week for the 2010 WORLD POETRY PERFORMANCE CUP. (July31st/Aug1st)

Be sure to look out for the Reverend Hellfires Inspirational performance.

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~ by reverendhellfire on July 25, 2010.

2 Responses to “LITANY FOR TELEVISION”

  1. Hi Reverend, nice Litany. Will the heretic Internet retain its liberty of speech? Will the faithful acolytes of Television continue to click for themselves, or sink contentedly into the mire of predigested content? “Thank you, Lord, for giving me Trending-Topics so that I might know what is important in my life.”
    Greetings from Germany. Jeff

    • Why don’t we just hook up all the worlds security cams(banks,stores, quik e Marts, military installations, jails, etc) & make one big “reality” tv show. Call it “LIFE-But not as we know it!”

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