Newspaper – The Daily Prompt!

“If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.” ― Mark Twain  

The Newspaper!

Years ago, I had an affectionate feel for the Newspaper

The Vendor was a regular face every morning

Dad was addicted to The Observer

It was like prayer to him as he wakes up

I was trapped by The Guardian

The hilarious world of cartoons captivated me

Who cared about the world news?

Those were meant to be read by the menfolk

Not for a girl whose eyes lit up with love stories

According to Romeo and Juliet

Poems, fairy tales of blissful endings

Today the Newspapers

Has been usurped by the internet

Seen only in libraries and public places

Read by the old folks 

What a cruel blow

To the journalist and his column

This post is in response to the Daily Prompt – Newspaper.

Copyright © 2016 by Simpledimple.  All rights reserved.



16 thoughts on “Newspaper – The Daily Prompt!

    1. Thank you! Yes, the electronic media has taken over the print media… conventional newspaper is gradually phasing out with little readership. The effect of technology!


  1. Yes, technology is bringing about change… but one thing for sure, it can not erase the memories we hold on to. Nice post, brings back old memories.

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  2. Your post brought back wonderful memories of my father reading the Sunday paper – sections spread all over the dining room table, the scent of the ink and the crisp sound of the paper as pages were turned…Thank you!

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