Life on Broadcast

ledworldnuke's picture

Here in this place, minds lie dormant
Slowly thoughts melt away under plasma screens
While individuality is carefully erased by radio waves
Hail the digital age
A decadent time where media rules the masses
Lead by generations raised under airwaves
Their eyes focused blindly on color broadcasts
Life measured in mega pixels and broadband
A single sentence to govern them, “supply and demand


the mouse that roared's picture


I really like this. The message is wonderful. I especially like the lines, "Slowly thoughts melt away under plasma screens" and "Life measured in mega pixels and broadband." This poem is so true.

extreme447's picture


This poem made me think of a science fiction short story I read when I was younger. It had to do with the populace eating an additive in their food that made them susceptible to subliminal messages in the television broadcasts. It was a really freaky story.

I really liked the poem by the way.

ledworldnuke's picture

Re: triggers

actually.. now that you mention it i just realized theres a wierd sci-fi short story about a guy walkign down the street and it being completely empty because everyone is inside watchign tv.. he ends up being arrested by a robot car cop thing.. and it was all very deppressing..

But anywayz.. i think i've read the story your talkign about lol

"You want us to do WHAT?!?!"
~Chinese wall constructors

armadillo's picture

I think you're thinking about Fehrenheight 451

That was a really cool book! one of the greatest in public school curriculem! A friend of mine had no idea that fehrenheight 911 was a spin off of that book...GO SOCIETY!

ACCgirl's picture

Ah! I think I read that...

If I'm thinking of the same story, it was in a hundred-and-some page book with a few collected sci-fi stories. It was about a type of cereal which a group of evil-minded extraterrestrials used to brainwash humanity.

This was an interesting, thought-provoking poem. I liked it a lot (particularly because it the media's power over us frustrates me).