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When the Telescreens Went on the Blink

When the telescreens went on the blink,

A few took a lover

But, most, being fearful of Big Brother

Did not think

To riot. The Proles stayed quiet,

(Though members of the Thought Police

Where found drowned

In the poorer quarters of town).

Then, when the telescreens all got restored,

Things went on just as before.


The man behind the screen watches his cold blue eyes intent, malevolent. He sees all, watches the mould slowly eating the walls, but who watches the watcher? Do men with emotionless faces mark his every move as the huntsman does the game,until, at last the rifle is raised and …