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No Mail on Saturdays

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No Mail on Saturdays

There won’t be mail on Saturdays;
The P.O.’s cutting back.
Surprisingly, the news was met
With very little flack.

For fewer things come in the mail;
Most pay their bills online,
Although the mailmen still deliver
Whether rain or shine.

A very distant memory
Within my mind holds sway,
Of postal workers showing up
Two times in just one day.

Perhaps I just imagined that
But it’s not all that strange,
Another fine example of
The ways that things can change.

This new rule won’t affect me, though – 
I’ve had a little peek,
And luckily, my birthday’s in
The middle of the week.

I’m sure that in the years to come
They’ll cut the mail again
And so we all should celebrate – 
Five days of mail – amen!

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  1. Date: 2/8/2013 8:34:00 AM
    hmmm, they have not cut out saturdays yet with us. I still get occasional actual letters from my mom and dad, the only two people I know who refuse to learn how to go online and send emails!!! great poem, as always.

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 7:04:00 AM
    Lovely write as usual, my dear! :) The only constant in our lives is change. Hugs from Cyprus! :)

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 12:09:00 AM
    Nicely amusing Ilene. But a serious address to the failing economy of this country. You have a well written poem here and I enjoyed reading it very much. Thanks for the smile and keep up the good writing. Rockman :-)

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 5:36:00 PM
    paper will soon be a thing of the past.

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 5:19:00 PM
    Amen...just hate all the jobs lost...wonderfully said

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 3:29:00 PM
    Not twenty minutes ago I heard a discussion of this very topic on NPR. I think your poem has the right attitude - take it all in stride; don't get mad. Nice work. And I agree about junk mail. Jack

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 2:35:00 PM
    Nice poem and I heard and saw it in the news. It don't affect me either. I pay my bills on line. I just wish that they would stop the junk mail - that we don't need. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla