When you turn on the television you behold
A portrayal of life on earth. So terrible
Is the point of view given because it’s well known
That the ratings increase when the people are shown
Drama, death, and destruction. All that is hateful
Is fair game. The most gut wrenching stories are told.
Do you think you need to be informed of that kind
Of grotesque information? Would you feel guilty
For not keeping up with the injustice and pain?
Well the consumption of it will yield you no gain.
Turn your attention away from reality
Long enough that you recover some peace of mind.
And besides it’s not accurate. It’s distorted.
People look all around to find things that are wrong
Then present them to you as if it were a gift.
All that is worth consuming are things that uplift.
Keep your focus out of where it doesn’t belong.
Your wellbeing should be the thing most supported.
The reality that you know doesn’t mean squat.
It has always and ever only been the place
Where you bounce into a newer reality
So that you become the person you’re meant to be.
Keep your mind on the things that you care to embrace.
Your decision to choose matters to you a lot.