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Death by DeSign

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Nan
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0 posted 06-14-99 07:07 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

How silly when considering
Directions taken lit'rally
From signs on doors. Interpreting
Could lend us mass insanity.

A visit to the hospital,
A shopping mall or grocery store -
Confuses my occipital,
Just heeding signs on ev'ry door.

This one says "In" and that one "Out"
I saw one sign that said "Third Floor."
And one "Revolving" - turned about
'Absurd' I thought - for that's a DOOR!'

While one says "Push" - the other "Pull"
We "Enter" here, - "No Entrance" there
"No Exit" - But our hands are full!
Perhaps we "Exit" by the "Stairs?"

"Automatic Doors, Beware" I see
Beware? - Do they attack sometimes?
And then there's "Personnel Only"
Of course, they're "Kept Closed at All Times"

"Electric Closet" - lights? not brooms?
"Employee's Lounge" - for coffee break?
And then, of course, the two "Restrooms"
But, how much resting can they take?

"The Nursing Station"!?! - Babes nursing?
The "Central Bath" - for all to share?
I see one that says "Housekeeping"
They keep a great big house in there? .... Geesh!!

"Utilities" - doors side by side
One sign says "Clean" the other "Soiled"
Why not just open both up wide?
The "Boiler Room" - where things are boiled?

The "Fire Doors" - which aren't aflame
And "Smoke Doors" - also clearly say
"No Smoking" here - the same door's claim;
Confusion reigns to my dismay.

I think that I would love to see
The manner chaos we'd suppose;
I just might laugh hysterically
If all those signs were juxtaposed!





[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 06-15-99).]
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1 posted 06-14-99 07:13 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I am re-signed to the fact you are very, very clever. And such a wonderful title!
Ron
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2 posted 06-14-99 11:48 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

Spoken like a true and devoted malapropist.

Delightful!

Poet deVine
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3 posted 06-14-99 11:59 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

DeSign is DeLightful! Thus spake deVine!
I 'yield' to you
come to a full 'stop'
glad to meet you
Ms. Malaprop!



[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 06-15-99).]
Fred Hobbs
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4 posted 06-15-99 04:19 PM       View Profile for Fred Hobbs   Email Fred Hobbs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Fred Hobbs's Home Page   View IP for Fred Hobbs

There is so much talent among the folks here on this page that it's scary.

Great one her imaginativeNess!

sandman
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5 posted 06-15-99 04:58 PM       View Profile for sea_of_okc   Email sea_of_okc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sea_of_okc

Too funny. Very ingenious and entertaining.
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6 posted 07-31-99 10:12 AM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Genea

quite clever and enjoyable to read...deserves to be dusted off and read again by the masses.
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7 posted 07-31-99 10:26 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

No wonder I stay confused! LOL.
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8 posted 07-31-99 10:47 AM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

This poem seemed borne of confusion,
The way it talked about doors a lot.
"Nan's a blonde," is my only conclusion.
Show her the door? We'd better not!

For if we show her the egress,
And the door says, "Exit to Your Right."
Nan may think the door is needless,
Because the Egress are nowhere in sight.


Nan - I loved the way you described so many signs we take for granted, and in a humorous way at that!
Toerag
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Signs that make doors and the world go 'round....LOL

I've seen some great ones too though....Saw one at a huge garden center once...all the plants and shrubs had all those "Latin" family names etc.,.....and on the way out, next to the payphone..read: "Paycoinus Telephonus".....saw one on a prophylactic machine in a mens room: "This is the worst chewing gum I've ever tasted".....And at the University where I teach....the Dean of Science had posted signs on all the mirrors over the sinks in the restrooms that read: THINK!...I took a magic marker...and wrote under it: Thoap!
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10 posted 07-31-99 11:24 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Thanks for sharing the laughter..:-))

HUGS

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Nan
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Thanks all.....
...um ....yes ..... I'm blonde...yep!!!!



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12 posted 10-26-2000 07:52 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

He he he  

Elizabeth


You cling to your ways and leave mine to me.
Suum cuique.
~Elizabeth


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13 posted 02-17-2001 08:11 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

SO much fun visiting the archives....why don't you dust this off and do a repost?
 
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