Out Of Date
On an early Sunday morning
A newspaper salesman on the street corner
Stacks of newspapers piled high
Now that time seemed to drift away
Even the local paper is no big deal
Maybe for the good
Over the years I heard many sayings
The news is only biased to their point of view
It's all bad news anyway
I'm paying for all advertisements
From car ads to real estate
I read it for the funnies
The newspaper is one big joke
Older people make sure they read the obituaries
To see who died
A few young kids just want the sports section
I knew a man who would only read the editorials
I would read it from front to back
Hoping I would learn something
Many times the titles were about accidents and deaths
Awful crimes bad people committed
Now years later I wonder if there was any good in reading the daily paper ?
At one time you to believed it was import things and events
All of this is happening right now
Today to keep us informed
Now with the internet
Nothing could be faster
News as it happens from all sources
Not just reporters but everyone and anyone
Are we better off not reading the paper at all ?
What do you think ?
This is your dime
Then it was a quarter
Now I think it is seventy five cents
DREAM ON (author) on December 10, 2017:
Kari Poulsen My father was a big on reading the newspaper and influenced me to keep reading. Most people don't take the time when it is so easy to learn. He thought the more you read the better decisions you will make because you have more knowledge to base you decision on. I have a variety of interests that can take me any number of places. My father was never a writer and I found that writing explores not only how we think but how we apply that practical knowledge to every day situations. If they do or do not happen. The experience is what life is all about. Thank you for reading and sharing. Happy reading.
Kari Poulsen from Ohio on December 09, 2017:
I enjoy reading the paper, although I do not get one very often. When I was younger, I read the paper every day. Now it seems I only read one when I see my parents. They do still buy 1 or 2 a day.
DREAM ON (author) on December 08, 2017:
Gypsy Rose Lee There is a lot of good but the news pumps up the bad and you think that the world is gone mad. Remember most apples are good but a few will spoil the bunch. Thank you for reading and caring. Have a sweet night.
Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on December 08, 2017:
Lately I like to keep myself under wraps and try to find a way to look at the future through rose colored glasses I don't keep up with the harsh reality of news much.