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The Lowest Common Denominator

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I just wrote a poem. First time ever. I've written hunners of lyrics but this is a different beast for me. Lyrics I write are specifically aimed at being in a song and sounding cool, or fitting in or whatever.

I'm not going to lie - this was heavily inspired by Scroobius Pip who I am a little bit obsessed with at the moment...

Would appreciate some honest thoughts...

The Lowest Common Denominator

Everyone keeps waxing lyrical about these skinny models

They're apparently to blame for the nation's eating disorders

Some would have us believe that being overweight

Is a healthier way of life and obesity is great

How many times have you heard "big is beautiful"?

More like "big is heart attack inducing"

I'm sick and tired of the next big health scare

Before it's even happend I'm telling you I won't care.

Mad cow disease, bird flu, swine flu, old news

Hyped up media vultures who need something better to do

How many times have you seen the word "CRISIS" In big bold letters

When the words "minor situation" would have served better?

The media is the lowest common denominator

No longer news reporter, more story creator

The media is the lowest common denominator

He'd sell on his mother, the little fucking traitor

Ruining lives as a hobby and a chosen career

Sensationalising the smallest little thing to promote a state of fear

Bread and butter to these blood sucking vampires

Falsehood after falsehood, sit back and see what transpires

How many times has a blatant lie destroyed an innocent man?

Job, family, friends all gone because of a fucking media scam.

The media is the lowest common denominator

No longer news reporter, more story creator.

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Guest Gladstone

Cheers! Seriously.

I always think anything I write and then share is passable (otherwise I wouldn't share it), but for someone to say it is "fucking brilliant" is ace.

:D

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Sorry, didn't like it; adopting rhyming schemes and beat patterns for a few lines then forgetting about them broke of the flow and left it feeling a little clunky.

Fair enough, I didn't even try to adopt any rhyming schemes or beat patterns. Just wrote some thoughts down that I thought worked.

I know balls all about poetry!!

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I agree with some of your points about the media and maybe it's a good topic for a poem but I feel that after reading this poem that it's probably not.

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I think it's pretty good. Although, 'media' is a bit of a vague buzz word. You could've maybe chosen something more specific to direct the hate towards but content-wise it's great.

Individually, the rhyming couplets I think are ace but together it doesn't quite read like a poem. i.e. as a reader you're struggling to find the meter/rhythm.

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Fucking love it dude. So, there's no "proper" rhythm, but that isn't important, that's something you could work on if you went back to it.

Really like the points you made, it was a complete no-bullshit rant at the media in general, and 99.9% of the time, the fuckers deserve a good telling off.

Well done.

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