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Video Game Memories

My dad brought home Mario around 1986.
We plugged it in right away and started busting bricks.
Tecmo Bowl and Baseball stars were next in line to play.
Me and dad went head to head almost everyday.

Contra had its jungles and I became the best.
Gunsmoke was my favorite shooting up the west.
Mortal Kombat hit the screen and made my parents scream.
Madden made his football so we could live the dream.

Then they started changing and became to hard to play.
Now days you need a manual and it takes up half the day.
But even though I'm grown now with lots of bills to  pay.
When my wife and kids aren't looking I'll sit down and play.

Dustin Self
(Video Game extravaganza Contest)

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  1. Date: 10/16/2012 3:45:00 PM
    DUstin, congratulations in RIX's "VIDEO GAME EXTRAVAGANZA" gaming contest.. :-) always~pd

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 12:52:00 PM
    Dustin huge congrats on your win, excellent...David

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 10:30:00 AM
    Great title and such a nostalgic write, Dustin! Perfect rhyme and mood...It was voted first by one of my 3 judges...u showed the technology evolution and energy that I was looking for! Congrats!! gwendolen

    Self Avatar Dustin Self
    Date: 10/12/2012 12:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you!! Have a great day! This contest was fun! Good job
  1. Date: 10/12/2012 5:47:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Gwen's "Video Game" contest Dustin. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/29/2012 1:27:00 AM
    good luck in the contest! mario was epic

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 3:40:00 PM
    brings back memories, my connection with Mario, was when my grandson, wanted one for christmas, a little different and enjoyable to read..

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 10:17:00 PM
    I love this one! I had great memories of those same games you played with your dad. They don't make 'em like they used to, huh...

    Self Avatar Dustin Self
    Date: 9/13/2012 5:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    They sure don't make ' em like they use to! Glad you liked it. Thanks