Whatever happened? The shocking new headlines, the terrible scenes
Gravitationally pull our eyes to the screen
The ‘round the clock coverage and endless reports
fill up the airtime as our nation exhorts
A war’s on in Syria, this ISIS mean crisis
Infects all our minds like a new kind of typhus
With a week’s worth attention, we begin to get peeved
“On to the next” screams our inner ADHD
The 24/7 nature of the nation’s news stations
Means our patience reaches a pure saturation
For a week we care about a missing Malaysian flight
Another few days over Ferguson’s fight
A second here for a man named Ayatollah
Shadowed by shocking outbreak of Ebola
A terrible school shooting, death, rape and looting
A moment’s pause for the Earth we’re polluting
What ever happened to anthrax?
What ever happened to the guy from the Batman Cinema attacks?
What ever happened to Chernobyl’s temporary fix to radiation?
What ever happened to India’s poor sanitation?
Each had its “Gangnam Style” day in the sun
And like the Ice Bucket Challenge, it was quickly dumped
There’s too much to care about, not enough time
Reporters write new lines for the job they’re assigned
Did we ever catch Kony? Did we even come close?
Nobody cares and nobody knows.