"Poetry & Rhymes" by William Hancock


“Watched The News Today”

"Watched The News Today"

I was watching the news today,

And what do I see?


Politicians blowing sunshine,

And wars overseas;

Blood, and death,

Even killing of our bees;

Robbers and banksters,

On nations they scheme;

Corporations playing god,

Even tampering with our seeds.


Skies are turning silver,

From things we can’t see;

The poisoning of our crops,

On which the people feed;

More government than people,

And they say that we’re free;

The only ones living,

Are the wealthy and elite.


Cost of living getting higher,

And insurance we can’t eat;

Wages that stagnate,

Unable to afford needs;

More homeless than ever,

Numbers growing like weeds;

Our lives losing value,

Nowhere left to flee.


Yes,.. .

I watched the news today,

but not on t.v.,

I opened my eyes,

And this I could see.


William Hancock Β© All Rights Reserved


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30 responses

  1. Bill, this is a wonderful poem.. showing the truths of our world.. ‘Yes’ all we need do is open our eyes and look around and ‘See’
    Excellent.. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 3 people

    July 27, 2015 at 10:05 am

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      Thank You again, Sue.. .β™₯

      Liked by 1 person

      July 27, 2015 at 4:41 pm

  2. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words

    good observations…. a sad reality, though I think there is always someplace to go to…
    Good post…wonderful poem of life today Bill
    Take Care…You Matter…

    Liked by 1 person

    July 27, 2015 at 10:41 am

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      Maryrose.. . πŸ˜‰


      July 27, 2015 at 4:42 pm

  3. Bill, a wonderfully powerful poem, β€œWatched The News Today”. So poignant and true, sad, sad, sad! Please take good care!

    Warm wishes,
    Pepperanne β™₯

    Liked by 1 person

    July 27, 2015 at 1:06 pm

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      Thank You so much, Pepperanne. πŸ˜‰

      Always warm wishes,
      Bill β™₯


      July 27, 2015 at 4:45 pm

  4. The Like’s buttom…. PUFF Disappeared!! But i liked…. and like…. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    July 27, 2015 at 2:59 pm

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      Mirna,.. .
      All your likes showed up,
      In my e-mail.. . πŸ˜‰ ❀

      Bill β™₯


      July 27, 2015 at 4:49 pm

  5. very powerful and thought provoking, bright blessings and peace to you

    Liked by 1 person

    August 19, 2015 at 9:47 pm

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      Thank You, Tanveer Rauf.

      Blessings & Peace to you as well,.. .☺
      Bill β™₯

      Liked by 1 person

      August 28, 2015 at 12:01 pm

  6. "A Curious Mind"

    Reblogged this on "A Curious Mind".


    August 27, 2015 at 8:49 am

  7. Brilliantly descriptive and tragically true, Bill. Nicely done, my friend.

    Liked by 2 people

    August 28, 2015 at 11:05 am

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      Thank You, Darren.. .:)



      August 28, 2015 at 11:54 am

  8. Thanks for the follow and the likes. Anne πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    September 18, 2015 at 8:22 pm

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      You’re Very Welcome, Anne.

      Bill πŸ˜‰


      September 19, 2015 at 7:25 am

  9. Reblogged this on Reflecting on Anselm and commented:
    And insurance we can’t eat – This is so true. I was telling everyone back in 2007 and 08 that they would wind up having to either chose paying for insurance or feed their families – now its coming true. I’d like to say I told you so, but like everyone else I’m just too busy trying to make ends meet. Sooner than later we all have to stop, look around and ask a very important question……….. What the hell is going on and why? We are all being fed lies, what the government hope is that you wait too long and then there’s nothing you can do about it because they control everything. WAKE UP PEOPLE, you are being used………..you are part of their agenda………and when they are done with you……you will have no value. Corporations are taught that things that have no value are gotten rid of……….DO YOU GET IT.

    Liked by 3 people

    September 27, 2015 at 9:05 am

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      So true,.. .
      and, Thank You, again for sharing my Poetry.
      Most people are still believing what they’re told (mainstream media) and think if it came from the internet it can’t be right. By the time the masses finally get it, it’ll be too late.
      Hopefully, it’s not already too late.. .


      Liked by 2 people

      September 27, 2015 at 10:53 am

      • Bill, we just need to keep getting the information out there. Some will get it, some won’t. The ones that do will have a chance, the others don’t have a chance in hell. Cause more than likely that’s where they are headed.

        Liked by 1 person

        September 27, 2015 at 10:55 am

  10. !00% spot on, Bill. A really great, descriptive and thought provoking piece. Bravo!

    Liked by 1 person

    September 29, 2015 at 6:21 am

  11. Reblogged this on THE PEN AND THE PAGE and commented:
    A brilliantly descriptive and thought provoking piece by my good friend, Bill Hancock.

    Liked by 1 person

    September 29, 2015 at 6:24 am

  12. Such a sad commentary on the world in which we live. Very compelling and accurate piece.

    Liked by 1 person

    October 6, 2015 at 9:53 am

  13. breakdownchick

    Beautifully said and sadly true ❀

    Liked by 1 person

    November 24, 2015 at 8:30 pm

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      Thank You,

      Bill β™₯


      November 25, 2015 at 8:21 am

  14. This is really wonderfully described

    Liked by 1 person

    April 3, 2016 at 9:59 am

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