To His Coy Commercial

      Had we but world enough and time,

This coyness, commercials, were no crime.

We would sit down, and think which way,

To spend, and waste our money away.

Thou come after every minute of show,

Resulting in a great feeling of woe,

and on my couch I complain. I would

Fast-forward as soon as I could,

And you should, if you please, refuse

Keep my favourite show from receiving views.

The number of commercials continues to grow

Vaster than empires and more slow;

A hundred years should go to see

The drama, and all the comedy;

Two hundred to enjoy the jest,

But thirty thousand to the rest;

An age to least every show, happy or sad,

But none to all the tedious ads

For, viewers, deserve to be entertained

However, with commercials this can’t be obtained

      But at my back I always hear

Time’s wingèd chariot hurrying near;

And as I watch my show while sitting hither,

My body and bones begin to slowly wither.

I’ll soon no longer be able to watch

The shows recorded on my DVR box,

And all the programs I hold so dear,

will slowly start to disappear.

But still we spend time watching the advertisement,

With solemn expressions of despisement.

The grave’s a fine and private place to lie,

But I can no longer watch episodes of “Family Guy”

      Now therefore, while I’m still alive,

We need our television shows to survive.

Without them we are lost and weak

And our lifestyles are so dull and bleak.

Now let us begin to put a ban

On the commercials that are such a scam.

Rather we can spend our time viewing

The programs that are entertaining and amusing.

Let us skip the monotonous commercial breaks

For the viewer’s and audience’s sake,

And watch shows like “The Flash” and “Shameless”

While they’re still around and still exist.

So on our couch, we can watch and recline

As long as the sun still shines.


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