1938

cry, baby, cry
says my heart
nobody knows
the trouble I’ve seen

this can’t be love
I’m gonna
lock my heart
thanks for the memory

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Day 46 of 100 of an uplifting challenge that combines my love for music and my optimistic thinking that some day I will write yet again. The poem above is a collage of song titles that topped the charts in 1938 when Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds was broadcast. I find both the broadcast and the reaction to it beyond fascinating. Mass panic. Mass deception. Insane to think what kind of impact the radio had in those days… But then again, nowadays is in many ways much worse…

My casually overambitious goal is to create one “collage poem” every day for 100 consecutive days. Quite honestly I’m surprised I made it this far.

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