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 Four & Twenty

Cheryl12
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Re:  Four & Twenty

Post by Cheryl12 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:21 pm

A red ribbon is pinned
to Grandma's pillowcases.
The county fair
isn't.

Lecram06
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Re:  Four & Twenty

Post by Lecram06 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:09 pm

Write a poem, and behold!
Svelte art book slides off the top shelf.
"What about me," she cries?
"Color blind?"
 

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Re:  Four & Twenty

Post by Lecram06 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:11 pm

Cheryl12 wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:21 pm
A red ribbon is pinned
to Grandma's pillowcases.
The county fair
isn't.

I did comment on this poem somewhere on the site. There is nothing fair about a country fair. Agree.

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Re:  Four & Twenty

Post by Lecram06 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:12 pm

Colm Roe wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:16 pm
Tumbleweeds enter, stage left.
Trumps falling oblivious paths
through the scrub, but scour trails
too deep to repair...or care.
 

I hope not too deep to repair or to go around.

Lecram06
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Re:  Four & Twenty

Post by Lecram06 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:14 pm

Deb wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:12 pm
Twist on Life

They’ll never know drive-in movies
or that Elvis was more than a clock
with swinging hips
at grandma’s Summer cabin


~Deb
Your poem hints to more beyond grandma's imagination.
 

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Colm Roe
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Re:  Four & Twenty

Post by Colm Roe » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:37 pm

Blaming politicians for global warming,
while we, individually, do little 
is a popular sport,
soon to be played sub aqua.
 
 

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Colm Roe
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Re:  Four & Twenty

Post by Colm Roe » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:14 pm

Resuscitate or not? Death or extended misery!
Blooded hands before the arena,
we are omnipotent emperors 
with useless fumbling thumbs. 
 



 

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Deb
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Re:  Four & Twenty

Post by Deb » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:18 pm

Lecram06 wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:14 pm
Deb wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:12 pm
Twist on Life

They’ll never know drive-in movies
or that Elvis was more than a clock
with swinging hips
at grandma’s Summer cabin


~Deb
Your poem hints to more beyond grandma's imagination.

I had been working on a poem about drive-in movies and how the kids of this generation won't know the fun of it and in this piece combined it with the fact that this generation didn't grow up listening to their mom's Elvis records. My mom loved Elvis Presley. I bought her an Elvis clock like this one just for fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4uOQcb ... iawilliams

We were at her place once when our boys were little, they asked, "What's that?"
Mom said, "That's the Elvis clock your crazy mom gave me." That's pretty much all they knew of Elvis as they grew up.
Mom died when they were very young. I threw it all together as one thought.
~Deb

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Re:  Four & Twenty

Post by ajduclos » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:16 am

Ya, Deb - I totally get it.  And it puts me in mind of so many things my parents would talk about that I had no clue about.  Your poem is a thousand things...........
Aj

Lecram06
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Re:  Four & Twenty

Post by Lecram06 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:52 pm

Colm Roe wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:37 pm
Blaming politicians for global warming,
while we, individually, do little 
is a popular sport,
soon to be played sub aqua.
 
 

...or sine aqua. Marcel

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