THE LITANIES OF TELEVISION

We are gathered here today

to worship the One True God!

The Great Eye-in-the-Sky! All seeing! All knowing!

Beaming it’s Light into every dark corner of the Globe!

Brothers & Sisters! Join me in Song!

Put your Hands together! Raise your Voices in Praise!

THE LITANIES OF TELEVISION*

*

Oh Thou who came to fill the gaps

Of every Conversational Lapse,

O Television! Have Pity on Me

In my Deep Distress!

*

Yes Thou who makes seem far away

The closer creeping Judgement Day,

O Television! Have Pity on Me

In my Deep Distress!

Insomniacs Companion, Invalids Friend,

Educator and Guardian of Neglected Children,

O Television! Have pity on Me

In Our Deep Distress!

*

A friend, like Satan, you faithfully attend

Each fallen Celebrities’ Funeral End.

O Television! Have Pity on Me

In my Deep Distress.

Patriots Parrot! Advertisers Shill!

Promoter of Snake Oil, Tablets and Pills!

O Television! Have Pity on Me

In my Deep Distress!

*

Ultimate Arbiter of Fashion and Taste!

Judge Judy & Executioner

in every court case!

O Television! Have Pity on Me

In my Deep Distress!

And thou shalt crush the Infidel yet!

The Cursed Heretic Internet!

O Television! Have Pity on Me

In my Deep Distress!

*with Thanks to Charles Baudelaire

for Inspiration

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The Reverend Hellfire is a practised Performance Poet,

Secretary of the Kurilpa Institute of Creativity Inc.,

and an Ordained Minister of the Church of Spiritual Humanism.

Plug & Play

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~ by reverendhellfire on April 5, 2020.

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