General Fiction posted February 20, 2020

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Newspapers demise

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by the13thpoet

Newspaper's farewell Contest Winner 

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Newspapers make a comeback...
I sincerely doubt it!

Remember the days when newspapers
were all the rage
Now they're just something
to line a birdcage

Anything you wanted
you could find in this print
From the news to obituaries
and apartments to rent

You could look for love and a job
Yes, you could do all this
Now it's being replaced
by Craig and his list

Everyone just knew
this physical print would last
But the internet is slowly making it
a thing of the past

From the Washington Post
to the NY and LA Times
All the news they have to share
is now available online

The newspaper will soon vanish
like the internet waved a magic wand
Even retailers are going digital
when sending you coupons

Newspapers will soon go the way
of the late, great encyclopedia
Who needs mainstream news?
When we have social media?

But let me pose a question
What will you do?
If the internet goes away?
How will you get your news?

I'm interested to know
So please do tell
How will the information spread?
Now that we bid newspapers farewell

Will people return to the corners
and simply shout it?
Anything is possible, but...

I sincerely doubt it.

Newspapers make a comeback
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Writing Prompt
Write a poem of any type on the decline of the Newspaper in media circles. Can be funny or serious, with a historical dimension perhaps.

Newspaper's farewell
Contest Winner


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