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OLIAS
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0 posted 12-22-2013 08:25 PM       View Profile for OLIAS   Email OLIAS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for OLIAS

Ode to incandescence

Oh incandescent lighting
for years adorned our eaves,
Bringing christmas tidings
with softly twinkling ease,
Season after season
you bore the ice and snow,
Oh faithful decorations
with cheery christmas glow,
But time and tide advances
oh cursed technology,
More energy efficient
new fangled L.E.D.,
So to keep up with the neighbors,
and to save a buck, or three
I purchased reels a plenty,
of brand new R.G.B.
Happily I strung them,
though snow fell hard, about
And waking up, this chilly morn,
found half the lights were out!
I hate to mount that soap box,
I'm no Xmas party pooper,
But sometimes new technology
Isn't all that super.

Is this heaven?

shoeless Joe Jackson.

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Krawdad
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1 posted 12-22-2013 09:33 PM       View Profile for Krawdad   Email Krawdad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Krawdad

Enjoyed!

While trimming 'round the tree about
I just took down a string half out!

OLIAS
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2 posted 12-22-2013 09:46 PM       View Profile for OLIAS   Email OLIAS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OLIAS

Thanks for the reply Krawdad, much appreciated, after the new year  I will send you my half string that works then you will have a whole one ,
You send me your half that doesn't  I will take them both back to Wally mart for a refund it's a win win. Lol

Is this heaven?

shoeless Joe Jackson.

Margherita
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Eternity


3 posted 12-23-2013 04:23 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Lovely and cute poem, dear Olias. Oh you both brought a smile. The electrical and electronic glitterings will never ever match the pure magic of simple candles, as I remember them on our tree in my childhood. But outside of course they had no chance to withstand the weather.

Rooooooooooon, the Christmas caps on the smilies please don't forget!!

Love and peace.

Margherita
OLIAS
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4 posted 12-23-2013 08:46 AM       View Profile for OLIAS   Email OLIAS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OLIAS

Thanks for the reply Margherita, best wishes OLIAS
nakdthoughts
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5 posted 12-23-2013 05:41 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

laughing because the same thing happened to me when I put my garlands up...


good thing I had quite a few extra boxes of old lights that had never been opened...


M

( I actually went on a buying spree last month of all the light bulbs that are supposed to be wasteful. I  think I have a supply for the rest of my life now.)

OLIAS
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6 posted 12-24-2013 09:21 AM       View Profile for OLIAS   Email OLIAS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OLIAS

Thanks Nakdthoughts for your reply, good idea buying up all the incandescents, but just keep an eye on your electric meter, don't want any nasty out of pocket surprises in the new year, be well and have a very Merry Xmas.

Is this heaven?

shoeless Joe Jackson.

 
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