READERS’ POETRY: From the Bury Free Press of Friday, September 27

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This week’s poem is called Tele Blues and is by Patricia Christie

In dramas why do actors mumble when they’re on TV?
Or else they gabble far too fast which leaves me all at sea.

In documentaries background music always has to play.
It isn’t needed it just drowns out what people have to say.

They take forever introducing – often backed by a song –
And then switch scenes in case we cannot concentrate for long.

Why must they walk while talking t’wards the camera? Makes me freak.
And much more silly, walk away and o’er their shoulder speak.

The roving camera keeps on moving if they do stand still.
Around and round it goes so fast I end up feeling ill.
There’s far too many adverts which go on for evermore.
I’m sometimes clueless what they’re for. The whole thing’s such a bore.

And when we get back to the programme all my interest’s faded.
I look and see what else is on and end up feeling jaded.

So then I switch the TV off and out the window look
And play some soothing music or else end up with a book.