a Modern 23rd Psalm
by Halley Low


the TV is my shepherd, i shall not want.
it makes me to lie down on the sofa,
it leads me to mindless waters,
it destroys my soul;
it guides me in the paths of immorality
for the sponsor's sake.

Yet, though i walk in the shadows of my
Christian responsibilities,
i fear no distractions
for the wide screen TV mesmerizes me;
its cable and remote,
they comfort me.
it prepares endless commercials before me
in the presence of my carnality;
it anoints my head with consumerism;
my coveting overflows.

surely laziness and greed shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and i shall dwell in the vacuum
of TV land forever.

 

© 2004 Halley Low


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