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Remember your very first movie? I surely remember mine Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs It was nineteen thirty-nine! Went to a matinee with my parents “Sit still!” my mother said Saw two movies and a funny cartoon Still dancing round in my head! I remember being really frightened By the sight of the wicked old Queen Soon as Dopey came bouncing along Happy times returned to the screen! The music's been here for all my life “Whistle While You Work” And “Someday My Prince Will Come” That's when my ears start to perk Sure don't make 'em like that anymore Now they're 3-D animated gems Amazing but I long for the simpler ones Sure wish I could live 'em again! © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 4/28/2013 9:44:00 AM
    A nice homage to a simpler time in life. A trip to the movies was a grand occassion, a way to escape from harsher times back then. I also enjoyed the way you captured the childhood impressions that have lived with you till this day, the colour, comedy, and uplifting songs from the movie. Well constructed and crafted quatrain. A nice nostalgic poem.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 4/28/2013 1:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sounds like you might be from an era gone by too! Thank you once again my good friend! Cheers, Jack
  1. Date: 4/28/2013 9:41:00 AM
    Is this a re-post? I could have sworn I've read this a long time ago, but I was dabbling through your very old work. In any case I still enjoy it as I did before. My first "theater movie" was Star Wars 2 Attack of the Clones.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 4/28/2013 1:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ya got me! It actually is... under a different name! My booboo! LOL
  1. Date: 4/28/2013 8:33:00 AM
    My first memory of TV is watching the moon landing...of course we didnt get a TV for some and white, aluminum foil wrapped on the antennas.. haha...another. cutie Jack....

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 4/28/2013 1:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Guess I'm really dating myself eh! But those foil wrapped antennas bring bad some great memories! Hugs dear Donna xoxoxox
  1. Date: 4/28/2013 7:47:00 AM
    My Dragon... keeps talking about the good old days... But I don't get it. Most folks don't see much fun in the Dark ages... The first thing I remember is moving into our family's first house. The first thing my Dragon remembers is burning down his first house... Said the cooked sheep were yummy... Guess you had to be there... LOL

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 4/28/2013 7:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Just about ready to publish all your kookie comments in a book form... should be a hot seller! Won't be long till I'm living on easy street! Oh, I'll send you a couple of bucks now and then! LOL I'm that kinda guy! xoxoxox
    Eastman Avatar Carol Eastman
    Date: 4/28/2013 7:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The Dragon says his favorite entertainment was watching the people running around whenever he arrived...