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Sophisticated Pied Piper

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Sophisticated Pied Piper

Once, kids’ eyes lit up while outdoors creating manual, playful scenes
Stories performed by Puppeteers were great fun for young and old
Today, they all seem mesmerized; eyes affixed on video screens
With parents juggling hectic hours, warmth is vaporized from abode

Trending now is video games; spawns of machines have taken over
Hearts and minds made as cold as steel, make you wonder what lies ahead
I doubt the creators are satisfied to have found a four leaf clover
As in the case of Frankenstein, don't be surprised if they try to raise the dead!

Let's face it, we live in a world of greed!  Don’t expect a ban on video games
After all, they say, each one comes labeled with a “suggested” rating!
So, it’s up to parents to guide; make time to preview same
As this sophisticated pied piper, for a while, in our homes, will be staying!

For Yasmin's "Video Games Contest"

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  1. Date: 2/2/2013 9:38:00 AM
    I love this poem excellent excellent excellent. I'm going to keep coming back to read your poetry because everyone should and I don't want to be left out. I'm still litsening poet.

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 3:30:00 PM
    Great poem. I think that it's all about money. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 9:52:00 AM
    Annalise, :-) CONGRATULATIONS on a poem well done. Nice exposure in Yasmin's "Video Games Played " extravaganza... take care ~PD

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 3:02:00 PM
    Very impressive..Great write friend..Congrats on your superb win.....

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 12:15:00 PM
    Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 10:24:00 PM
    You did an incredible job with this challenge. I am impressed, Annalise! Congrats here, and wow, so nice to see your avatar picture!

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 7:54:00 AM
    "Pied Piper" inference/analogy is golden. Let's remember how that turned out for parents. We better watch our children! RAY

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 7:45:00 AM
    Congrats on your win with this wonderful write!

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 7:13:00 AM
    Sad but very true! Congrad's on your thoughtful write winning. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 7:11:00 AM
    Well said, I like the parallel you made with the pied piper. Well Donne. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 6:01:00 AM
    congrats on a fine win Annalise

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 3:26:00 AM
    Congratulations Annalise, a well deserved win here. xx

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 9:07:00 PM
    Hello Annalise, my eyes are 50% fixed on them games.. LOL... and yes they have taken over... it makes zombies out of us... and when buy games for my son's i go by the ratings on the back...he he makes it easier to say no... bad bad me!! your poem is good...good luck in the contest..pd

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 10:31:00 AM
    I agree with you Annalise - Parents must be awake !!!!!- watch what your kids are doing on games and the internet !!!!!! - Good poem, luck in contest ! - Have a nice afternoon. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Haick Avatar Annalise a.k.a. Audrey Haick
    Date: 1/15/2013 10:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Anne Lise.. As you know being a parent is no easy task. We're constantly balancing work and kids and these days we have, or our children have to learn to maintain that balance. You have a nice afternoon too!
  1. Date: 1/15/2013 10:19:00 AM
    powerful emotional poem of the way it is today,, and you are so this

    Haick Avatar Annalise a.k.a. Audrey Haick
    Date: 1/15/2013 10:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks much, Harry!