They Televised the Drama

They televised the drama,
Although it was obscene,
Between your dad and mama
Down at the Dairy Queen.
They hoped no one would notice
That they were standing by,
When suddenly a snow cone
Came sailing through the sky.
The lens was cracked and shattered,
The broadcast stopped right there,
While the filming crew slunk off,
Their gear in disrepair.
The moral of this story,
If moral there may be,
Is that domestic dramas
Are not made for TV.

Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Televised”

Posted on August 14, 2019, in light verse, Midweek Motif, Poets United, Rhyming poetry and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. This one made me smile – i loved the rhyming and the wry punchline

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Thanks. Not the easiest prompt I’ve ever worked with, but it all came out in the end.

      On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 4:20 AM Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  2. Agreed, we need fiction not the truth on TV!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Our U.S. president provides plenty of fiction on TV daily.

      On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 4:44 AM Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  3. That was a clever take on the prompt.

  4. Ha, love the rhyme & rhythm 🙂

  5. Hot tempers and snow cones just don’t mix. Some things just don’t seem suited to television but reality TV seems to dictate otherwise. Any spectacle can now be a show.

  6. Love the snow cone sailing through the air. This poem is so amusing.

  7. I totally enjoyed this! Domestic drama, and home-made videos certainly make the news. A little drama might help disrupt the flow!

  8. Reality tv – drama at the DQ!!!! Love the rhymes of this.

  9. Love this. Fun and great rhyme.

  10. Clever take on the prompt.

  11. Love the rhymes, and especially the throwing of a snow cone!

  12. Ha… I would so like to see this happen. Cameras are so invasive.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      You can’t do anything anywhere these days without someone whipping out a phone to record it.

      On Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 4:09 AM Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  13. I quite agree with you.Domestic dramasI certainly not meant to TV. Lovely ditty!

  14. Truth amusingly stated.

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