Headline makers


Violence makes headlines.
It shocks the reader awake.
Everyone is talking about it.
Newspaper sales rockets, crime sells.

It sounds heartless.
Profit feeding off morbidity.
Of brutality taking the lead.
Sexual offences in tow.

Newspapers sell when sensational.
Happy stories don’t hit sales.
It takes gruesome to hit target.
People rushing to get their copy.

There are gasp… and gasp.
A vicious and brutal murder.
Unbelief in voices among readers.
Such heinous a crime, they gasp.

After day three, a loss of interest.
People move on to the next horror.
A year from now, people  forget.
What was once headlines, now blurred.

By C.E. Pereira


Author: cepcarol

I'm a Eurasian of Portuguese, English, Scottish and Malay heritage. And my extended family are of Chinese and Indian heritage. My world is made up of different colours like the rainbow. And like the rainbow I am unique. Reading is my form of relaxation, to escape from the drudgery of daily life and enter into a world of the imagination. It is the love of reading that has led me to try my hand in writing short stories and poems. I hope that in some way my stories and poems will take you for a little while away from the drudgery of the present into the pages of imagination. To new friends found, I bid you, Welcome. Sincerely, C.E. Pereira

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