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Once Upon a Dime

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Martie
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Once upon a Dime


Once upon a dime
I sat in the picture show
magenta curtains softly moved
I smiled a lemon lollypop
and fell into a different world
where cats held bats
and mice recovered and skunks fell in love
and Mr Mago walked across a tight rope
squinting into the air a mumble of
what I’m finding out now wasn’t very nice

How could I have known
that time would take the organ
and rhythm’s shoulders from the pit
and replace with Dolby sound around
and color all the cowboys into gone
where the sound of hoofbeats melt
into Saturday mornings lost to time
with boards painted graffiti

How was I to know then
of love seating
and choices
so many choices fill the strand
where life is in living color
tears weep without Bonbons
reality hurts
and no one really recovers from it
for the taste of a lemon lollypop
is just not the same


© Copyright 2001 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 01-17-2001 11:56 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Martie~ ..........wow.......I just love this. My husband and I had a conversation almost exactly like this just this past weekend.... -SEA
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Oh I love this...I did not do the normal typical teenage "theater" going things...I get to come to Kansas to find out about the Fox Theater...to learn about the "best" places...and what happens where....

I could have lived it...but naivety stood in my way...

this is great!
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3 posted 01-18-2001 12:03 AM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

What truths you share in this one...
I recall my mom telling me of these sweet treasures...
Such simple things when she used to go to the cinemas and how compared to today going out to the movies everything has changed...
Thank you for the read Martie...

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4 posted 01-18-2001 12:06 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Oh Martie, you took me back to my childhood, I rem Mr Magoo, and the Skunks falling in love hehe
this was absolutely lovely
and true the lemon lollypops don't taste the same do they ?

Thanks Martie

Maree
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Though there is a mournfulness to this, the loss of the depth of how some things touched us, I really enjoyed it.  Pepe Le Pew was a favorite cartoon character.  I still find myself mimicing his cas bah phrase.  Thanks for the trip through my memories.
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6 posted 01-18-2001 03:23 AM       View Profile for Wilfred Yeats   Email Wilfred Yeats   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Wilfred Yeats's Home Page   View IP for Wilfred Yeats

Saturdays - the matinees
Local movies, those were the days
We could walk to three where we could go
By the current serial we picked our show
Twenty six weeks how’d they survive?
Cliff-hangers all, “Is he still alive?”
Couldn’t miss one, you’d be undone
They couldn’t miss him – with that gun
Certain death at each week’s end
Worrying how Jungle Jim did fend
Wondering how Green Hornet escaped
Captain Marvel, he was caped
Flash Gordon fought Emperor Ming
Use the Raygun: “Got ‘em” Zing!

First stop was the candy counter
Popcorn, Black Crows, or
Red licorice, Jujubes just a nickel
The water fountain gave a trickle
On the best of days a double feature
A horror film with a creature
Sit down in front and stomp and cheer
Whenever a fight with the bad guy near
Air conditioning and wooden seats,
Only kids,  it was oh so neat
Scary parts feet off the floor
Not too frightened – back for more
Boston Blackie, and Dick Tracy
Superman, but nothing racy
Girls were rare – they gave us space
We teased so much but they had grace


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BTTT
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Sea--I drove past the old theatre where I used to spend Saturday morning...so sad to see it fall...makes me realize how much has passed and how things have changed...thanks.

Sunshine--I wasn't even a teenager yet in this memory...only a kid...and it was safe to go to the show with friends.

Coco--Yes, your mom is right...thanks for listening to her.

Maree--You mean you did all those things too...wow!

VAS--I'm glad I could take you on a memory trip...thanks for such a nice reply.

Bill--You poetic response is much better then the poem I wrote...I loved it...thanks for including it here.

Karilea--
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9 posted 01-18-2001 12:20 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

with gain of technology tradition is indeed lost ...
but Hi-tech nor cybertech can touch the things held in memory and in poetry ..
so Im grateful for the technology that I can come here and read your words
very cool poem Martie-girl

When to the sessions of sweet silent thought,
I summon up remembrance of things past ...
I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought.
~Shakespeare~
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Janet--I know what you mean...I am greatful for it too...but those simple times are good to remember...thanks girly girl.
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Martie~

Yes, this is indeed true for many baby boomers.  This is just precious. I will share this with my mom, she'll surely relate and appreciate it's sentiment.  You have some wonderful expressions and references in here, even I remember Mr. Magoo and I wasn't even alive when he was at his height of popularity.

Take care,
Melissa


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12 posted 01-19-2001 03:17 AM       View Profile for Mark Bohannan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mark Bohannan

This one reminds me of the song "Where Have All The Cowboys Gone".  This was wonderful my friend and I too wonder often what happened to the days where the world moved slow enough for us to really enjoy it.  Excellent as always.
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13 posted 01-19-2001 06:26 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

I think it is all about money...and much more than a dime...how can we make the most amount of money off the most amount of people in the smallest amount of time...James
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"and no one really recovers from it
for the taste of a lemon lollypop
is just not the same"

What wonderful memories you have brought back for me Martie. Thank you.
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