Out of Control

Where the powerful control the press
They can do anything
To those who are powerless
Morals are mere painting
What‘s wrong is made right
Things do change over night

Faces with false emotion
Are shown each day on TV
Most viewers have no notion
They haven’t the slightest idea

Don’t believe your ears and eyes
Media fills you with lies
Covering up mistakes and schemes
Nothing is what it seems
Read between the lines and detect
The carefully hidden effect
Faces with false emotion
Are shown each day on TV
Most viewers taking this potion
Are brainwashed by what they see

The politician in his suit looks smart
Whilst media trained pretending
He speaks from his heart
He’s twisting and bending
The truth and the facts
Lying about his deceiving acts

Faces with false emotion
The ones that you watch on TV
They set the world in motion
Without thinking of you and me

Promising and explaining
Demanding and complaining
Threatening and accusing
Giving in or refusing
It’s all just performing an act
Playing the polls as a fact
Font size:
Collection  PDF     

Submitted by ludy_b on March 26, 2023

Modified by ludy_b on March 26, 2023

55 sec read

Quick analysis:

Scheme xaxabb CDcx eeffgg CDcd hahaii Cdcd aaaajj
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,035
Words 185
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 6, 4, 6, 4, 6, 4, 6

Ludy Bührs

The topics she writes about are very diverse, so are the poetry styles she applies. As a Dutch translator and poet, having lived in Cambodia's capital city Phnom Penh for 2.5 years, in 2008 she published "Op de ruïnes van een rijk" (On the Ruins of an Empire) ISBN 978-90-8834-483-1 with 60 poems based on her experiences there. In 2007 she received a Certificate of Accomplishment as one of The Best Poems and Poets of 2007 issued by poetry.com and the International Library of Poetry for her poem Choked Truth, her own translation of "Verstikte waarheid", one of the poems in the book. Born in 1956, she still works as an independent translator, translating from English into Dutch. more…

All Ludy Bührs poems | Ludy Bührs Books

36 fans

Discuss the poem Out of Control with the community...

1 Comment
  • Chrissy.
    Exactly right.
    LikeReply 15 months ago


Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)


Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:


"Out of Control" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 18 Jun 2024. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/155000/out-of-control>.

Become a member!

Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

June 2024

Poetry Contest

Join our monthly contest for an opportunity to win cash prizes and attain global acclaim for your talent.

Special Program

Earn Rewards!

Unlock exciting rewards such as a free mug and free contest pass by commenting on fellow members' poems today!

Browse Poetry.com


Are you a poetry master?

The use of words and phrases to create mental images and evoke sensory experiences is called _______.
A imagery
B personification
C symbolism
D metaphor