Old News is Good News by Jackie Villarreal Najera

Getting old doesn’t make you wise

Some don’t read, I’m sorry to say

Getting old, I started to analyze

Watching T V for advice is a wasted day

We don’t have too many years

When our hair turns from red to white,

Isn’t that all peoples blight?

There are elders that don’t read

It is clear, no TV they, say no need

Yet Knowledge comes from no greed

Why, I ask, do I have to heed?

Why, makes us able to be so smart

Can we ever be as smart, even in part?

The elders tell me I never went to school

I looked around and noticed everything

It was not more than an awakening

Too many people go through life asleep

How can we be as amazing as you?

Never follow the sheep, they say it’s true

I do read books and watch TV too

Watching TV when you’re feeling blue

Only rots your brain some people argue

I don’t believe that, thinking doesn’t happen

If you do with no conversation, who knew?

Listening to people on TV that are crazy

Watch it for real news, not just opinions

Opinions are like a condition that is hazy

Do I do believe that I finally went crazy?

About jedwardnajera

I am an artist and a Poet. I live the life of a poet. I published several novels. Nena the Fairy and the Iron Rose, Dust of the Moon are among them, available through Amazon Books. I have spent over thirty five years in a classroom. I am now retired from that profession. My father kept a living record of his lifetime as he lived through the Twentieth Century. He was born in 1908 and almost lived long enough to see us enter the new millennium. He entrusted to me nearly 400 pages that he wrote through the years. Now I am continuing the tradition by posting my own stories and misadventures. I am trying to post a new entry or chapter each Friday. Check in on us at least once a week for the latest post.
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