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The Only Window In The House

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Bluesy Socrateaser
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In The Mirror


0 posted 09-14-2017 07:59 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Mother Nature is regarded as a woman,
expressing her will in whirlpool winds
Ever-present and sustaining,
washing away all our sins

Missiles rest in silent silos,
topped with deadly chain reactions
People shiver with fear and loathing,
as negotiations lose their traction

Racial indifference filling our streets
Everyone saying who's wrong
Funny, how little everyone looks,
as they huddle ‘singing’ their song

Just slipped some popcorn into the micro,
out from the laundry room shuffles my spouse
Viewing the world on our comfy divan,
from the only window in the house

...just bein' Bluesy

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JerryPat2
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1 posted 09-14-2017 08:32 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Thank goodness for that one window.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Bluesy Socrateaser
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2 posted 09-14-2017 09:50 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Maybe yes...maybe no, JerryPat. You see, the "window" is a television set.

Thanks for the read...

...just bein' Bluesy

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Whatever floats ya boat.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Bluesy Socrateaser
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4 posted 09-15-2017 12:20 AM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

If you don't understand, it's ok JerryPat. It's not a graded test. I was writing about getting all the news from "the only window in the house"... The TV. That's all. I'm not smart enough to write complex poetry.  

...just bein' Bluesy

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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5 posted 09-15-2017 09:34 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Blusey,
And what a jaded window it can be...but still it can fill us with wonders of the natural world and other people and places depending which way we choose to look "out".
~L
JerryPat2
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I understood.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Bluesy Socrateaser
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7 posted 09-15-2017 09:07 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Thanks for your comment Lori Rhoden. It is indeed "jaded", but as you say, it brings a positive influence into our homes too.

Thanks again.

...just bein' Bluesy

HM3
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That window is "channeled" to educate or entertain. We can look out as far as our curiosity takes us or remain where we are.

In my day (as a kid) we would go to bed at midnight because the window would play the national anthem and tell us good night.

Work like money doesn't matter, love like you've never been hurt, dance like nobody's watching...


Bluesy Socrateaser
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9 posted 09-17-2017 03:16 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Ha! You're 'spot-on' Wanda! I came up in a big city when only a few VHF stations were broadcast (2,5,7,9, and 11), and just as you say, they all went off the air around midnight with the National Anthem and the image of a furling flag. They'd come back on at 5 am with some at 6 and 7.

Thanks for your nostalgic reply!   

...just bein' Bluesy

Poet In Pink
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Nicely penned Bluesy ~ I remember my Grandpa calling the TV the idiot box...I'm thinking he may of had something there!  ha ha  Enjoyed ~ Alana
Bluesy Socrateaser
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11 posted 09-20-2017 02:05 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

My Grandpa liked the TV and called ME the "idiot". Mom used to say, "Gramps, I think you've got something there!"

Thanks for the uplifting reply though, Pinky. Just another case of 'love lost to the grayscale'.

...just bein' Bluesy

 
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