It sits their staring, all the time:
One small red eye, one big black face.
A name tag just above the neck,
No shoulders, just a coat of dust.
Once woken up, he won’t shut up,
But talks and sings and blares and bawls
Till I regain remote control
And soundly beat him back to sleep.
Alternating Iambic Tetrameter & Trimeter
The yellow T-shirt, one brown stripe,
A zig-zag lightning bolt.
It’s “Peanuts”, such a welcome change
From soaps and horror flicks.
If Charlie Brown can thus persist
Then maybe so can I.
He has his trusty, friendly dog
And Snoopy has his bird.
Television’s such a blessing
When it’s used correctly by the
Watcher. Otherwise it’s just an
Anodyne to overthinking.
Trochaic Tetrameter with Alternating Weak Endings
Dulling tones of speech employing
TV can’t distract my mind.
Hearing well-known scripts repeated
Can’t invade my quiet thoughts.