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Bud Wiser?

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PoeticPreacher
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0 posted 10-23-1999 03:36 PM       View Profile for PoeticPreacher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit PoeticPreacher's Home Page   View IP for PoeticPreacher

This little poem has special meaning to me. In my area, five teenagers have died as a result of drinking too much beer then driving. We have a school for the deaf here in Big Spring Texas. I dedicated this poem to a deaf student who was killed in a hit and run while riding his bike. The kid who killed him was only 17 years old and had been drinking beer with his other teenage friends.

While I realize that it is not only teens who are drunk driving, I also know for a fact that as they watch the funny beer commercials year after year, while growing up, many of them will think it's cool to drink and definitely try it before they reach "drinking age". I decided some years ago that I would teach my children to see the real message and realize all motives behind all commercials before you get suck in by the humor of it all.

Bud Wiser?

Bobby is a teen, who often sits with his dad.
Unaware of a fact that is so very sad.
Delirious with the stench of laughter,
While cliches set the stage for possible disaster.
Even though they’re funny, his dad is not aware,
It is also directed at his Bobby over there.
Sooner then he should...Bobby will take his turn.
Encouraging also others, whose parents failed to discern.
Rounds of applause to the lizards and the frogs?
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Marilyn
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1 posted 10-23-1999 03:41 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

We definately need to talk to our kids about these issues. Many things dangerous are show as comidy by the media. You did a great job with this piece and it has a great message.
Watcher666
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2 posted 10-23-1999 04:36 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Well done on this.Astonishing fact that the things we wish to protect our childen from are the very things we find so amusing.

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
Witch's Brat
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3 posted 10-23-1999 04:48 PM       View Profile for Witch's Brat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Witch's Brat

You really said it well, PoeticPreacher--this topic has special meaning for me as well. I know a high-school age girl who, upon being asked her favorite commercial (some kind of silly poll), said hers was the Budweiser commercial with the lizard. It really hits home for a lot of people.

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Denise
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4 posted 10-23-1999 05:13 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yep, I agree. Although those commercials are hillarious, we must teach our children the dangers associated with over-indulgence, especially when driving is going to be attempted afterwards.

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5 posted 10-23-1999 09:14 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Back to the top!

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

"Something sweet, something sort of grandish, sweeps my soul when thou art near..."

Nan
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6 posted 10-24-1999 06:08 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

This gem is certainly worth more than one lap around the forum....Nicely said PP..
PoeticPreacher
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7 posted 10-25-1999 12:40 AM       View Profile for PoeticPreacher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit PoeticPreacher's Home Page   View IP for PoeticPreacher

Oh! Is that what Elizabeth meant by back to the top?
 
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