T.V Dinner

Perverse & Bazaar
   I Dream of Genie, but in reality, I'm the Lone Ranger.
Luckily, I was Saved By The Bell.
   Who's The Boss of this Empty Nest?
I'd take a Star Trek to  THOSE  Green Acres, 
   but I'd probably get Lost somewhere  between
Sesame Street and Melrose Place.
   Maybe I should cast a Dragnet.....
I'd probably wind up with a snare 
   full of Desperate Housewives and Golden Girls.
There is no Law and order in THIS Love Connection!
   Instead, I'm Thirty- Something and 
My Wheel of Fortune is in Jeopardy!
   Its Mission Impossible when you're 
The Young and the Restless.......
   Till one day you wake up in a Full House, 
Married With Children,
   and you decide to have A Current Affair......
which was a mistake because Mob Wives
   only like Trading Spouses 
If The Price is Right.

So finally you find yourself stuck, 
   Moonlighting at the General Hospital, 
with a 10,000 Dollar Pyramid a week cocaine habit
   (because Whose Line Is It Anyways)
Just to be Keeping Up With The Kardashians.......
   realizing that the Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
are the illusion only seen by the Survivor 
   of the Real World.
Author's Notes/Comments: 

tv show names made into a poem. Dig it

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Sassylass's picture


and humor too! lol

pretty funny, fun, clever;)


Poetry is passion,imagination & soul mixing together....



djtj's picture


What fun Thanks for directing me here. Each line is cool. Survivors of the Real World.  Yea do another.


cathycavalcante's picture

lol loved this! LMAO @ with a

lol loved this!


with a 10,000 Dollar Pyramid a week cocaine habit
   (because Whose Line Is It Anyways)


I did a similiar type several years back. All names of games, interwoven. I don't think I published that one here yet. Must do that. lol


Stardust's picture

this is a one-of-a-kind poem,

this is a one-of-a-kind poem, surely :)

i like how u've sewn together a string of tv shows (seen only a few of them, though) to comment on the reality faced by ourselves. do the shows serve as a metaphor for our constant distractions from our actual lives as well?? i would very much like to know :p

brilliant work!! best wishes :)

Beatnik1979's picture

The entire piece

is a metaphor, really. A satire. 

Heres my philosophy:  Some people spend so much time in front of the television, they pass up lifes finest treasures, and replace them with TV. We have become spectators and have morphed into a once- capable animal...into a pair of eyes staring at a screen.  I named it TV Dinner, because I hope my Readers Digest? dig? 

Sassylass's picture

Oh I dig

too funny, tv makes dull minds.

art, music, friends, reading ,writing


you know....


Poetry is passion,imagination & soul mixing together....



Contrasola's picture

Poems like this are always

Poems like this are always enjoyable. And still able to bring an aspect of serious and show the daily struggle of some human beings.  Inspiring.

Can never think of what to say. Contradiction Incarnate. 

A lonely contradiction. Contrasola

Beatnik1979's picture

33 show names

on a list. I tried to think of the ones that could be useful, but i guess i just wound up with this. I had fun writing this because the oucome was determined by the direction the titles led me in. Id like to think I was at the wheel the whole time, but I dont think I really was 

schmuckjones's picture

Ha Awesome!

Made me chuckle, remembering all those shows of yesteryears.  Very good & Very funny.

Beatnik1979's picture

Thanks for the review, glad you got a kick out of it man!

It was fun to piece together

AngryLaughter's picture

I DO dig it!

I DO dig it!