On My TV

by lakecat

I hear that there's a war on
I ask how can that be
I never see the signs of war
on my TV

death and broken bodies
I only ever see
On highly rated crime shows
made for TV

Law and Order, CSI
and other shows you see
I like my murder neatly wrapped
and on TV

and I support our soldiers
wherever they may be
they're somewhere far away but not
on my TV

I don't pay taxes to buy bombs
that kill civilians too
that surely is not something
Americans would do

secret prisons, torture
oh no you can't fool me
that's stuff of science fiction
it's on TV

freedom's on the march they say
and they'll announce with glee
when freedom can stop marching
on my TV