Television

What can make darkness itself
illuminate your room?

What fills you eyes with images
yet takes them from your mind?

What keeps your attention
while shortening its span?

What can teach facts,
while lowering intellect?

What stimulant acts as
a depressant to the imagination?

What makes writers' names known
yet takes away the desire to read?

What can make darkness itself
illuminate your room?

My wife and I do not own a TV and we find it very liberating!

This is not at all a criticism of all TV programs! It's more concerned with the lifestyle of switching the brain off and switching the TV on, watching hours and hours of TV per day and also the adverse effects of exposing children and infants to too much TV, educational or otherwise... The poem can also be applied to facebook, twitter and youtube etc!

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